Southern provinces and Ho Chi Minh City experienced a dense fog and cooling Christmas day, the first such sudden climate shift on record.
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The “freak” southern cool spell has been variously attributed to an oddball northern cold air stream which moved in unusually fast and caused average temperatures to drop to 22 degrees Celsius in early Monday morning with weather remaining cool into the early afternoon.
The Central Hydro-Meteorology Forecast Center reported a low in Ho Chi Minh City of 20 degrees yesterday, down 2 degrees from the day before.
Northern Viet Nam and the Central Highlands were expected to see average temperatures fall by two to four degrees.
The weather center is forecasting an ongoing chill in northern provinces over December 27-28, especially in Sapa, Lao Cai and other highland areas, with the possibility of snow being noted.
Temperatures in Ho Chi Minh City are expected to fall to 17-18 degrees C. as the solar New Year’s Eve approaches.
Cooler Winds to Bring Chill to Northern Viet Nam around Christmas