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New cold wave to hit northern region

Update: October, 31/2016 - 18:03
The cold spell has brought with it light rainfall and lowered the temperatures in Ha Noi. – Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI – People in the northern localities are bracing for another cold spell accompanied with scattered rainfall tomorrow, according to the Central Hydro-meteorological Forecast Centre.

The cold wave will keep the temperature in Hà Nội hovering at 18-20 degrees Celsius, while in the mountainous areas it will be some 15-17 degrees Celsius.

The central coastal provinces, forecast to be affected by the cold spell, will experience rain and thunderstorms. Hà Tĩnh and Phú Yên provinces, in particular, have been warned of heavy rainfall.

From today until Saturday, water level of the rivers from Hà Tĩnh to Phú Yên provinces is forecast to reach an alarming level. These provinces are also at high risk of floods, flash floods and landslides in low-lying areas, the centre said.

The centre also warned the central provinces from Nghệ An to Thừa Thiên-Huế to ensure safety of lakes in case of heavy rainfall.

The first strong cold spell of this year’s winter has enveloped the northern region since last Saturday. 

Hanoians had to wrap themselves in winter clothes when the temperatures suddenly dropped by 10 degrees Celsius.

Temperatures in the northern provinces continued to drop by another one to two degrees Celsius today.

The lowest temperature was recorded at the Mẫu Sơn area in Sa Pa Town of Lào Cai Province (11 degrees Celsius) and Sìn Hồ District in Lai Châu Province (14 degrees Celsius). – VNS



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