Northern Vietnam to encounter cold spell this weekend

By Gia Chinh   December 21, 2021 | 10:57 pm PT
Northern Vietnam to encounter cold spell this weekend
The center of Sa Pa Town is covered in mist in November, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Gia Chinh
A cold spell is expected to hit northern Vietnam from Saturday, with the lowest temperature in Hanoi expected at 10 degrees Celsius.

According to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF), the northern region is experiencing cool weather over the next three days.

In this period, the temperature in Hanoi will stay at 25-27 degrees Celsius in the day and 14-17 degrees at night while in Sa Pa Town of the mountainous province of Lao Cai, the average temperature during the day will be 17 degrees.

By Saturday, the cold spell will arrive, bringing the temperature in Hanoi down to 10 while the mountainous region should expect the mercury to drop to 4-7 degrees.

The U.S. weather forecast site AccuWeather predicted the temperature in Hanoi on Saturday will remain at 14-24 degrees during the day on Saturday and drop to 10-17 in the next two days before rising to 13-22 next weekend.

In Sa Pa, the temperature will stay at 8 degrees in the day and 3 at night on Saturday, it said.

Under the cold spell’s impact, the central region will receive prolonged rains from Saturday to Tuesday, according to the NCHMF.

Nguyen Van Huong, head of Climate Forecasting Department under the NCHMF, said this is the first large-scale cold spell in the northern delta region for the winter of 2021-2022.

Since November, there have been many cold waves arriving in the north but they mostly affected the mountainous region.

The meteorological agency stated this year's winter would come earlier and be colder than last year.

Most of the severe cold wave would appear between December and next February.

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