Ho Chi Minh City was shrouded under a thick blanket of fog until 7am on December 8, lowering visibility and causing much difficulty for drivers.
A dense fog covered Districts 1, 2, Binh Thanh and Thu Duc on December 8. The thick fog lowered visibility for motorbike drivers on Cong Hoa Street in Tan Binh District who had to turn on their lights to see through the fog. City residents called the weather station for more information and wore face masks to protect from the chill.
According to the Southern Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center, a new cold front will affect the City from tonight on and thick fog will bring in scattered showers as well.
Minimum temperatures will be from 24-25 degrees celsius and the maximum will be from 32-33 degrees celsius.
The Weather Forecasting Center also said that the lower reaches of the rivers in the Mekong Delta will face high tide in the next few days. The highest water level will rise from December 14-16 and surge even higher in the lower reaches of the Saigon-Dong Nai River.
Hau and Tien Rivers will reach the second warning level or exceed the level in the next few days. Sagon-Dong Nai River and Dong Dieu Canal in Nha Be District in HCMC will exceed the third warning level by 0.10 meters.