Cold front hits nothern & central provinces

An ongoing strong operation of cold front starts hitting the northern and central provinces from January 22, reported the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center.

Cold front covers the northern moutain region of Vietnam. (Photo: SGGP)

Because of the influence of the cold air, the daytime temperature in Hanoi is predicted to drop to 11- 13 degrees Celsius and it will continue to reduce rapidly at 9- 11 degrees Celsius. Meanwhile, the northern mountainous provinces of Lao Cai, Lang Son, Cao Bang and Ha Giang will suffer snow rains with  daytime temperature at less than minus 3 degrees Celsius.

Director of the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center Hoang Duc Cuong said: “The temperature dropping rapidly will cause not only serious prolonged damaged cold on the large scale in the northern region but also level 9- 10 big waves on the East Sea”.

Dealing with the bad weather, the Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention, Search and Rescue have asked the authorities and relevant agencies in the coastal provinces from Quang Ninh to Ca Mau have to keep a close watch on the bad weather condition, provide immediately information and measures to local residents and force fish boats back the mainland or move to safer place.

The department of agricultural and rural development in Lao Cai, Yen Bai, Ha Giang and Tuyen Quang provinces said: “To avoid risks and prevent livestocks from freezing to death, local authorities should instruct local people necessary methods such as ensuring enough foods and beverages for the cattle, and warming up breeding farms.

At present, local authorities in collaboration with residents in Lao Cai’s Sa Pa, Bat Xat and Muong Khuong have moved buffaloes, cows and horses to warmer areas to avoid the cold weather.

By Van Phuc- Translated by Huyen Huong

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