Hanoi keeps the fires burning to fight frigid cold snap

By Ngoc Thanh   January 10, 2018 | 03:36 pm GMT+7

People have been donning extra coats and lighting bonfires all over the city as temperatures fall to near freezing.

Drizzles make the cold spell even bleaker. Room temperatures have been measured at around 10 degrees Celsius (50 degrees Fahrenheit) or less, but people said it feels like one or two degrees outdoor.

A cold drizzle blanketed the capital on Tuesday, with temperatures falling to around 10 degrees Celsius (50 degrees Fahrenheit), but the real feel outside dropped to just above freezing.

Men gather around a bonfire at a tea shop in the citys downtown. People do not mind if the sidewalks are taken over by some warmth.

Men gather around a bonfire outside a tea shop in the city’s downtown. Residents don't seem to mind their sidewalks being taken over to create some warmth.

Construction workers burn another fire at their work site along the To Lich River.

Construction workers sit by another fire at their site along the To Lich River.

People shiver next to a bonfire on what used to be a tree on Son Tay Street.

People shiver next to a bonfire around an old tree stump along Son Tay Street.

Two people sit close by the fire to warm their hands at night.

A couple feel the warming glow of a wood burner at night.

Keeping warm and full at the same time

Hot food for a cold day.

Street cleaners wait for their shift.

Street cleaners wait to start their shift.

A Grab motorbike driver waits for his customers by a fire at around midnight.

A Grab motorbike driver waits for customers by a fire at around midnight.

Animals at Thu Le Zoo have their own fire for the cold days.

The animals at Thu Le Zoo also have their own fire to keep them warm.

This is the second cold front to arrive in Hanoi in less than a month.

 
 
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