Snow and ice for Sa Pa

A cold snap has produced ice and snow on O Quy Ho Mountain Pass in the northern region of Sa Pa (Photo: SGGP)

Low temperatures together with drizzling rain and fog has combined to produce snow and ice on the top of O Quy Ho Mountain Pass in Sa Pa District, a famous tourist area in the northwest province of Lao Cai.

Luu Minh Hai, deputy director of the Lao Cai Province Hydro Meteorological Forecast Center, said November 21 that temperatures were hovering around 1.5 degrees Celcius.

It is the region’s record-low for the year, Mr. Hai added.

All schools in Sa Pa District have been closed as local residents stay indoors to try to keep warm.

The temperature in Lao Cai City was 12 degrees Celcius on November 21.

By Phuc Hau – Translated by Hai Mien

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