Cold wave grips northern Vietnam before drizzling rain falls
  • | VOV | January 30, 2023 07:43 PM
The ongoing strong cold spell is sweeping across northern Vietnam and is expected to last for a couple of days before drizzling rain hits the region, according to national weather forecasters.

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Northerners still feel the chill before drizzling rain hits, starting on February 1.

The northern region has endured a number of subsequent cold air waves for the past few days, causing temperatures to drop sharply.

The latest strong spell hit northern localities on January 27, plunging the temperature to a low of 7 degrees Celsius in the highlands and 10 in the lowlands.

Despite the sunrise, northerners still feel the chill, even in Hanoi where the temperature falls to as low as 10 degrees Celsius in the morning.

The cold, dry weather is forecast to last till the end of January before daytime temperatures will rise sharply accompanied by drizzling rain and high humidity.

Elsewhere the ongoing cold spell has also impacted the Central Highlands, but local people only felt the chill early in the morning and at midnight, while daytime temperatures rose to 23 – 26 degrees Celsius.

The cold weather from the north has also hit southern localities, sending temperatures falling slightly during the day.

According to the national weather bulletin, southerners endured mild weather early in the morning and at night with temperatures ranging from 20 to 23 degrees Celsius. However, daytime temperatures rose quickly to 27 – 30 degrees Celsius or even more than that.

The southern region may receive unseasonal thunderstorms on February 1-2, said weather forecasters.

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