Early morning was 28-30 degrees C, drenched in sweat flowing back dress. Noon 38 degrees hotter. Sunset, the road back to Saigon in the face of the tree. These days, people call because the hot sun.
Nam, At room workers Bui Van Ba Street, District 7, 22 pm at night on 9 / 5, dozens of men and women workers, Tan Thuan Export Processing Zone instead of light sleep from strength to go to work, pulling each other back to the road seat wind rose.
a worker in the group said, room was cramped their capital, now more a fiery burning has already put back down sweat, open all the heat that the fan can not sleep. "What night is too hot, we do have to sit outside until much sleep in the room then," Nam said.
To avoid heat stress, many people when the city must be shielded with a tissue cover, jacket and gloves. Photo: Heaven Chapter.
The same situation "sweat" in humid room thatched roof has no ceiling heat shield in District 2, student groups Culture University said, although fans of the greatest opening combination with regular bath solution regularly but in the afternoon, everyone will sweat.
"Every few minutes you into the bathroom to flush the first one but still not out of hot water. We're son can wear pants in the ceiling. Only poor female students, "Khai said the two-year students.
Mrs. Huong in Tanbinh district and some women's Tan Tao Industrial Zone, then said, the inn has no air conditioning, hot weather makes children not sleeping, fans dare not pointing straight into her mother should to fan mode all night.
In the house was that, for those who have jobs must go through more suffering than on the street, by the fierce sun began lasted from 7am until the afternoon. On the streets, women visible landscape, even as God eyebrow beard wearing a jacket, scarf veiled.
Group of workers of a forwarder beverage companies in three counties said, they were not in the hot sun "torture" as this year. "Running a car on the street 30 minutes of sunshine has blackouts. Antarctica is the time to found Porter, who always drenched in sweat, "one worker said.
To avoid the sun, at the intersection when the red light, the shade line is there any others scrambled to stand, despite the shade away from the crosswalk tens of meters.
Not just uncomfortable, irritable, affecting sleep, Saigon by many people, the hot sun for prolonged diet also became only change the direction you want to drink that do not want to eat.
English owner has broken rice on Vo Van Tan, District 3, said since the hot sun, this restaurant would ế guests. The restaurant specializes foods business also said, though custom has established the spray system to cool but customers still sparse. Meanwhile, the customs office lunch, the restaurant has air conditioning, water dish is more crowded again.
"Critically the most these days is to eat in places without air conditioning. Last weekend, a friend invited to dinner at the Hoc Mon afternoon wedding. Both groups then we sit on as little unbearable heat, " Mrs Ly in Binhthanh district.
To avoid sunlight, in addition to the road when hooded, many people also choose to hide in different rooms without air conditioning went out, to the swimming pool for cooling fans or open all night. But according to the doctors, the abuse of these solutions is easy to disease, especially for children.
Specifically, for over a month, the number of children hospitalized due to the cold, runny nose, sore throat, floating nuts, meningitis has increased. Causes are determined by parents for fan or open the air-conditioned sleeping through the night, others by drowning in the pool for hours. Some of her throat by drinking plenty of water ice.
According to meteorological and hydrological station South Vietnam, the temperature in HCM City last few days up to near 38 degrees C and this is the peak period since the beginning of the dry season so far.
According to experts, the situation of global climate change, prolonged warm weather this year than previous years. "Probably the weather was less hot, but is a cold air waves increase pressure on the lower northern push hot compress on Central and Southern regions should maintain the temperature remains high, lasting for several days. In Da Lat - where capital is known as the air conditioning of the South, the highest temperature 28 to 29 degrees C ", an expert on the weather forecast said Le Thi Xuan Lan