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​Temperature plummets due to cold snap in southern Vietnam

Tuesday, February 06, 2018, 11:03 GMT+7
​Temperature plummets due to cold snap in southern Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City residents dress in warm clothes on the morning of February 6, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Various areas across Vietnam are being impacted by cold spells, causing the mercury to plunge to less than 20 degrees Celsius in the southern region and down to -0.8 degrees Celsius in the north.

According to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, the temperature in southern provinces decreased by one to two degrees on Tuesday morning.

The lowest temperature was recorded at 17.3 degrees Celsius in Ta Lai Commune, Dong Nai Province.

Average lows in other southern provinces ranged between 18 and 21 degrees Celsius.

In Ho Chi Minh City, mercury plummeted to 21 degrees Celsius, resulting in a chilly atmosphere during the early morning.

It is expected to be even cooler on Wednesday morning as the snap continues to strengthen, said Le Dinh Quyet, deputy head of the Southern Weather Forecast Station.

The lowest temperature is anticipated to be approximately 17 to 18 degrees Celsius in the region, Quyet elaborated, adding that it could get as low as 19 degrees Celsius in Ho Chi Minh City.

This weather pattern will linger until the end of Wednesday.

Frost starts to form in Sa Pa Town, located in the northern province of Lao Cai on February 5, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Frost started to form in Sa Pa Town, located in the northern province of Lao Cai, on February 5, 2018. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Meanwhile, an extreme cold snap has also affected northern Vietnam in the past days.

The lowest temperature in the area was -0.8 degrees Celsius, recorded in the mountainous Mau Son Commune, Lang Son Province on Monday morning.

In Sa Pa, a tourist town in Lao Cai Province, mercury also decreased to -0.6 degrees Celsius, causing a frost to form.

The cold front is expected to spread to the north-central and central regions on Tuesday.

The temperature in the Red River Delta region, including Hanoi, is forecast to be between eight and 11 degrees Celsius. Mercury in the mountainous area is expected to be less than three degrees Celsius.

The chilly weather will last until Wednesday.

In tropical Vietnam, the normal temperature is 30 degrees Celsius.

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Duy Khang / Tuoi Tre News

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