|People drive along Hà Nội’s Long Biên Bridge in a cold day.—Photo mangtinmoi.com|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — A cold spell is predicted to hit Hà Nội and the northern region from Saturday, causing the temperature to drop significantly.
In the mountainous areas temperatures will drop to as low as 11 degrees Celsius, in the delta provinces to 14 degrees and in Hà Nội to 15 degrees.
This is the latest weather warning from the National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting issued on Friday morning.
The cold spell, lasting at least two days, is expected to bring showers accompanied by lightning and strong winds to Hà Nội and other nearby localities from Saturday. It will also make the sea rough in the Bắc Bộ (Tonkin) Gulf and the northern part of the East Sea, the centre said.
In another development, the centre also warned that the average temperature this summer would be higher than the average temperature in recent years because of the El Nino phenomenon’s re-appearance in the second half of this year.
Lê Thanh Hải, deputy general director of the centre, said it was the third consecutive year El Nino had made an appearance.
Due to the phenomenon, unseasonal rains, strong and super storms were also predicted to hit the country this year. Drought and water salinity could also occurred, he said.
However, this was just the initial forecast and the centre would closely monitor the affects of El Nino to issue a more exact and long-term forecast, he said. — VNS
|A field was damaged by El Nino in southern Cà Mau Province’s Trí Phải Commune.— VNA/VNS Photo Kim Há|