Temperature drops sharply in northern region

According to the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center, a cold spell continued strengthening in the northern region this morning. 

If the temperature keeps at 4-10 degrees Celsius in Sa Pa town, frost is expected to appear in Fansipan

If the temperature keeps at 4-10 degrees Celsius in Sa Pa town, frost is expected to appear in Fansipan

The temperature dropped down 12- 13 degrees Celsius in Hanoi, 4.7 degrees Celsius in Lao Cai and 5.2 degrees Celsius in Ha Giang. 

Vice Director of the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center Le Thanh Hai said that the temperature in Mau Son and Sa Pa town is measured at 1.9 degrees Celsius and 4.7 degrees Celsius respectively while frost is expected to appear in the country’s highest peak Fansipan. 

The weather experts warned that the massive cold air is going to bring frost if the temperature reaches at zero degree Celsius. 

If the temperature keeps at 4-10 degrees Celsius for several days, it will affect to agricultural production. 

This morning, the daytime temperature in the central region also reduced sharply and the damaging cold spread out the provinces of Thanh Hoa and Nghe An. 

The cold spell hitting the south- central region is expected to cause appearance of light fog in Ho Chi Minh City and the southeastern provinces in the early morning. 

At present, the northeast monsoon in combination with cold weather in sea bring powerful wind of up to level 8 in the Bach Long Vy Island. 

BY VAN PHUC- Translated by Huyen Huong

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