|A cold spell is expected to hit Hà Nội on the first days of 2020. — VNA/VNS Photo Huy Hùng|
HÀ NỘI — A cold spell is expected to hit the northern region at the start of the new year, bringing rain and lowering temperatures.
Temperatures are forecast to drop to 16 degrees Celsius in northern localities on January 1, 2020, according to the National Hydrometeorological Forecast Centre.
Mountainous provinces will experience temperatures of between 11-13 degrees Celsius. Temperatures in some mountainous areas, like Sa Pa Township in Lào Cai Province and Mẫu Sơn mountain in Lạng Son Province, will be as low as 6-8 degrees Celsius.
Rain is forecast to start in northern regions from Tuesday.
Meanwhile, people in the Central Highlands and southern region will welcome the new year with temperatures ranging between 23-33 degrees Celsius.
Việt Nam’s General Department of Meteorology forecast that three to five cold spells will hit the northern region in the first two months of 2020. It warned of possible ice and snow in mountainous areas. — VNS