The northern region of Vietnam has been forecasted to have a strong cold snap, the third of its kind since the onset of winter.
The cold weather would affect northern localities from January 7, according to the National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting. The cold spell would spread to many localities in the central region a day later.
Northern mountainous provinces such as Lao Cai, Tuyen Quang, Ha Giang, Cao Bang, Bac Kan and Lang Son would have the temperature of 4-11 degrees. Some high mountainous areas would see temperatures of below zero degrees centigrade such as Lao Cai and Ha Giang.
In Hanoi, Hanoi’s temperature would be 8-11 degrees centigrade.
Meanwhile, central localities from Quang Binh to Quang Ngai would undergo the lowest temperature of 13-17 degrees centigrade.
Several areas in Lao Cai and Lai Chau provinces may face snow.
The cold weather would strengthen on January 11-13, particularly at night.
According to Hoang Phuc Lam, deputy director of the National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting, between January and February this year, the average temperature in the northern and northern central region would be 0.5-1.0 degree centigrade lower than that of many previous years. Each cold front would last 5-7 days or even more in mountainous areas.
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