The current extremely dangerous cold affecting to the northern region has damaged production, crops and caused death of tens of cattle. Snowfall covers the vegetable crops.
According to the latest weather news from the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center, the daytime temperature in the northern region has dropped sharply below 10 degrees Celsius; especially kept at less than seven degrees Celsius in Hanoi.
Meanwhile, the lowest temperature at Pha Din mountain pass, Lai Chau and Sa Pa reached at minus 4 degrees Celsius. The highest temperature in the tourism area of Mau Son was at minus 3 degrees Celsius; and 5 below zero degree Celsius at Moc Chau.
Thickness of ice and freezing was at 5- 6 cm causing difficult driving condition on road for all vehicles.
Snowfall covers the vegetable crops.
Dealing with the weather condition, local authorities instructed functional forces to adopt preventive measure against the natural disaster, and help residents overcome the devastation.
Buffaloes have recently died due to the extremely cold weather.