Cold snap covers northern, central regions

A cold front slamming in the northern region since December 11 has reduced temperatures in the northern and central regions, said the National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center yesterday.

The northern, central regions have been under a cold snap for the last four days(Photo: VNA)

Temperatures sharply fell to 3-4 degrees in northern mountainous areas such as Mau Son in Lang Son Province and Dong Van in Ha Giang yesterday afternoon. The famous tourist district of Sa Pa in Lao Cai saw it a litter higher at 6 degrees.

The mercury fell to 20 degrees in day time and 3-4 degrees at night in Hanoi and Son La. It dropped to 16-17 degrees in Hai Phong and 21 degrees in Da Nang.

The center said that another cold front from the north is set to move in the northern region by tonight, further reducing the temperatures.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, that is the first severe cold spell in the winter this year, fortunately, it has not damaged farming production.

The ministry has instructed local authorities in the northern, north central and Central Highlands regions to send experts to help local residents prevent possible damages for their crop plants and domestic animals.

Ho Chi Minh City and other provinces in the southeast region have not been much affected by the cold snap. The weather will be sunny in the next three days with temperatures swinging from 23-31 degrees. Some places will be foggy and cold in early morning.

By Phuc Hau – Translated by Hai Mien

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