Cold Air Brings Chill to Northern, Central Provinces

A cold air stream from the north is advancing downward, bringing cooler weather to the northern and central regions of the country and causing light rains in some coastal areas, reported the Central Hydro-Meteorology Forecast Center (CHMFC).

Inhabitants in HCMC begin to wear coats and sweaters due to cooler weather.

The cold air began spread through northern regions last night and is forecast to be advancing toward the north-central and central parts of the nation this morning.

No rain is expected for southern regions and the central highlands. Their dry season has begun.

According to the CHMFC, northern areas will experience a sharp drop in temperatures at over the start of this month, and in some northern highland provinces, the temperature may drop below 3 degrees.

Temperatures measured in the north-eastern province of Lang Son and the north-western province of Lai Chau have dropped to averages of 1.8 degrees and 1 degree.

Hoarfrost (fernlike crystals of ice that form by deposition of water vapor on twigs, tree branches, and other vegetation, otherwise known as just “frost”) could also be seen in Lai Chau Province.

In southern provinces and the central highlands, a cool spell has also appeared. Average temperatures across southern provinces ranged 18-20 degrees while those measured in the central highlands have dropped to 10-13 degrees or even lower in some areas, such as the city of Da Lat where average temperature was recently estimated at 7 degrees. 

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By Le Van – Translated by Khanh Hong

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