HCMC – Vietnam is likely to face two or three tropical storms and depressions this month, with the northern and north-central regions forecast to be affected, according to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting. Northern and central Vietnam may experience temperatures 0.5 to 1.0 degree Celsius higher than the average of recent years, while the Central Highlands and the southern region could see temperatures about 0.5 degree Celsius above average. The weather forecasting center predicted heavy rainfall today in the northern region. The Central Highlands and southern region are also expecting rainfalls between 30 and 70 mm, with certain areas getting up to 120 mm. This weather pattern is forecast to linger on in the north and the center of the country, and weaken in the Central Highlands and southern region.