Cold spell to hit northern Vietnam this week

By Gia Chinh   April 7, 2024 | 03:31 pm PT
Cold spell to hit northern Vietnam this week
People walk in light rain in downtown Hanoi. Photo by VnExpress/Hoang Phuong
Northern Vietnam will enjoy cool weather this week thanks to the arrival of a cold air mass which ended a series of hot and sunny days.

With another cold air mass expected to come on Monday and Tuesday, the north will be cloudy and receive light rain, with temperatures below 30 Celsius degrees, according to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.

The cold mass is expected to weaken on Wednesday and the region will once again see strong sunshine with temperatures rising up to 34 degrees, especially in the weekend.

Hanoi’s daytime temperature next week will be 26-30 degrees and at night 22-24, according to U.S.-based weather forecaster Accuweather.

Sa Pa, which is at 1,500 meters over water, will be in the range of 15-24 degrees.

The central region, which has been covered in strong sunshine with temperature peaks of up to 39 degrees, will be affected by the northern cold air mass and will see temperatures dropping to 33 degrees.

Da Nang City and Binh Thuan Province, however will still see strong sun at high of 35 degrees.

The region will see temperature rising in the weekend.

The southern region and central highlands will continue to be affected by sunshine and high heat.

In the central highlands high will be 36 degrees in general and some areas might even record 37 degrees.

Southern localities are forecast to be at 34-37 degrees.

Vietnam is forecast to see its average temperature this month one or two degrees higher than the average of recent years.

Strong heat is expected in the northern and central regions while in the central highlands and southern region there is no sign of rain season beginning.

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