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Snow envelops northern mountains

Update: January, 24/2016 - 16:12

LAO CAI (VNS) — Snow fell in many areas across the northern mountainous region as a strong cold spell envelops almost half of the country since yesterday.

Snow blanketed Sa Pa resort city in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai today and temperatures plunged to minus 5 degree C yesterday night, the lowest for many years. The temperature at Sa Pa was measured at 0 degree C this morning.

Local elderly people said this is the biggest snowfall they ever saw for many years.

Snow blanketed Sa Pa resort city in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai. — VNA/VNS Photo The Duyet

Freezing temperatures were also reported in other areas, such as minus 0.4 degree C in Tam Dao (Phu Tho Province), minus 0.2 degree C in Dong Van (Ha Giang province) and minus 4 degree C in Mau Son Mountain (Lang Son province).

A car was covered in snow in Sa Pa Township. — VNA/VNS Photo The Duyet

Tens of kilometres on national road 4D on the section from O Quy Ho Pass (Sa Pa district) to Tam Duong District (Lai Chau Province) have been covered with snow and 1cm of ice, posing danger to traffic.

Temperatures have gone down to the lowest in many years. — VNA/VNS Photo The Duyet

Local residents in Nam Bung and Tu Le communes, Van Chan District, Yen Bai Province, were surprised to see snow fall for the first time in the area. Snow was also seen in higher areas, including Khau Pha Pass in Mu Cang Chai District, Suoi Giang Commune in Van Chan and Hat Luu and Tram Tau communes in Tram Tau District.

Flowers were covered with snow in Cao Bang Province. — VNA/VNS Photo Quoc Dat

In Ha Noi, the highest temperature today is forecast from 7 to 10 degree C.

The cold spell has expanded as far as the south central localities, bringing rain to most areas along the central coast.—VNS


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