Hanoi advised to brace for colder weather

By Phan Anh   November 21, 2021 | 05:16 am PT
Hanoi advised to brace for colder weather
People gather around a fire to warm themselves up in Hanoi during New Year's Day in 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Gia Chinh
A cold spell is set to sweep through northern Vietnam before moving south, bringing some rain and pushing temperatures in the capital city down by around eight degrees.

Starting Sunday evening, a mass of cold air would begin impacting mountainous areas in northern Vietnam before moving on to other northern localities starting Monday morning, according to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.

Temperatures would drop in northern Vietnam starting Sunday night, with mountainous areas at 10-17 degrees Celsius, dipping further to around 8 degrees Celsius at higher altitudes.

Hanoi in particular would receive rain from Sunday night to Monday morning, with temperatures dropping to around 14-17 degrees.

Thanh Hoa will also receive rain from Sunday night to Monday morning, while localities in the central region, from Nghe An to Quang Ngai, is likely to see rain starting Monday. The area from Thanh Hoa to Thua Thien-Hue would see temperatures fall to between 15-18 degrees starting Monday.

U.S. weather forecast service AccuWeather predicts temperatures in Hanoi on Monday and Tuesday at 15-19 degrees, a drop of around 6-11 degrees from Sunday. Temperatures are expected to climb up towards the next weekend, it said.

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