|People in the north are expected to welcome another cold spell from Thursday night. — VNA/VNS Photo Danh Lam|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Another cold spell is forecast to hit northern provinces from Thursday night, while frost and snow will fall in the northern mountainous region, according to the National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.
The centre said early Thursday morning, cold air from mainland China was moving close to the northern border of Việt Nam. On Thursday night, the cold weather was forecast to hit northeastern provinces while the north and central provinces are forecast to suffer cold spell on Friday.
The temperature is expected to drop slightly to 17-20 degrees Celsius then fall dramatically to as low as 14 degrees Celsius on Friday in lowland areas. The temperature in mountainous provinces may fall to 11 degrees Celsius.
Hà Nội is expected to suffer lows of 10-13 degrees Celsius.
The centre also said due to the cold spell, showers were forecast to hit the north and the north-central region from Saturday. At the same time, torrential rain with thunderstorms would hit provinces from Thanh Hóa to Quảng Bình.
Snow and frost is likely to fall in northern mountainous provinces from Friday to Monday.
According to the National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting, the cold spell would last for a week. — VNS