New rounds of heavy rain are expected to pound northern Vietnam in the next few days, packing flash floods, landslides, and thunderstorms, due to an active low-pressure area in the region, said a national weather center official. From next Tuesday onwards, the low-pressure area is predicted to move west-ward, bringing medium to heavy rains to the region, especially in the northwestern and northern mountainous locations. According to the national weather center, northern Vietnam and the north-central province of Thanh Hoa are poised to see moderate to heavy downpours with rainfall ranging between 20 and 50 millimeters on Saturday. Extremely heavy rains could lash the northeastern part of the region, where rainfall may exceed 120 millimeters. Tuan added that sunshine and rain are likely to alternate over the northern region throughout August, while the Central Highlands and southern regions may see afternoon and night thunderstorms.