New cold wave in northern Vietnam to dispel condensation

By Gia Chinh   March 17, 2024 | 07:37 pm PT
A wave of cold air will impact northern Vietnam starting Monday night, plunging temperatures in the plains to 15-18 degrees Celsius and gradually lessening condensation.

Over the past four days, northern Vietnam has been seeing light rain and high moisture levels, resulting in condensation on the houses' floors, walls and other household objects. The cause was determined to be a weakening mass of cold air and moisture being brought in from the sea.

But a new mass of cold air will affect the region starting Monday night, producing rain and lessening condensation, according to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting. The cold period would peak around March 19-21, with the lowest temperatures in the north at 15-18 degrees, and mountainous regions recording temperatures at 10-15 degrees.

U.S. weather forecast service AccuWeather forecasts Hanoi's daytime temperatures on Tuesday at 27 degrees, and 16-18 degrees at night. High-altitude locations like Lao Cai's Sa Pa would record the lowest temperatures at 11-14 degrees in the middle of the week.

In north central Vietnam, areas from Thanh Hoa to Ha Tinh would receive rains as an effect of monsoon winds starting Tuesday. The highest daytime temperatures would drop to below 23 degrees. For areas further south from Quang Binh to Quang Ngai, temperatures would drop to below 30 degrees starting Tuesday night.

In southern Vietnam and the Central Highlands, there will be either little or no rain at night this week. The Central Highlands would see light fog in the early morning, with the highest daytime temperatures at 31-34 degrees. Southern Vietnam will record the highest daytime temperatures at 33-37 degrees, according to the U.S. site.

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