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Season’s worst cold snap to hit northern Vietnam this week

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 10:01 GMT+7

Temperatures in northern Vietnam are forecast to drop this weekend under the influence of the worst cold front of the season.

Brisk weather will blanket the northern provinces from Saturday and the cold conditions are anticipated to last up to a week, Hoang Phuc Lam, an official from the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting, told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Tuesday.

During the cold spell, considered the season’s strongest, temperatures in the Red River delta, including Hanoi, are anticipated to dip to as low as eight degrees Celsius.

A chill is expected to be felt mainly at night and during early mornings, while temperatures during the day will quickly increase to between 17 and 20 degrees Celsius.

Temperatures in mountainous areas will be below 10 degrees Celsius, while locations at higher latitudes such as Sa Pa, Mau Son, and Sin Ho can anticipate temperatures of between one and three degrees Celsius.

Frost is also expected in some areas.

This type of weather is not abnormal as the region enters the winter season, Lam elaborated.

It is recommended that local residents dress appropriately during the day and night as the range of temperatures can be significant.

Farmers in mountainous provinces usually apply measures to keep their cattle and poultry warm, especially during the evening.

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