People in Ho Chi Minh City and other southern localities enjoyed a pleasant morning with a chilly breeze on Wednesday.
Mercury read 22 degrees Celsius in the early morning in Ho Chi Minh City, where it is hot and humid all year round.
Early in the morning, students all properly donning thick fur coats and sweaters were spotted across the southern metropolis, as observed by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.
As the virulent hand, foot, and mouth disease has not called it a day here, no parents would want their children to get admitted to the hospital over a mere cold out of nowhere.
Minh Trang, who lives in Binh Thanh District, said temperatures started to go down on Tuesday but the chilly atmosphere could only be clearly felt this morning.
According to Le Dinh Quyet, deputy director of the southern branch of the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, cold and arid air waves from the north are moving down in bulk to the southern region, which results in the shift of temperature.
Besides Ho Chi Minh City, temperatures in nearby provinces such as Dong Nai and Binh Phuoc also dropped to the lowest of this year, from 18 to 20 degrees Celsius.
The cool weather is forecast to persist for a few more days, Quyet said, adding that Ho Chi Minh City entered the dry season on Wednesday.