A new cold spell has started affecting northern Vietnam and is forecast to last for about 10 days, resulting in rainfall and a drop in temperature in the region.
The cold front will first impact mountainous areas in the northern region from Tuesday evening and extend its effect to other northern localities on Wednesday, according to the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.
North-central and central provinces will later be affected as the cold snap moves southward.
In northern localities, showers are forecast to occur from February 16 to 25, while fog is likely to form in the early morning.
From Wednesday, temperatures in the region will drop to about 14-17 degrees Celsius and to below 13 degrees Celsius in mountainous areas.
The lowest temperature in Hanoi will be at between 15 and 17 degrees Celsius.
In north-central provinces, occasional showers are in the forecast from February 17 to 25.
The lowest temperature in the region will be at 15-18 degrees Celsius.
In the Central Highlands and southern Vietnam, showers are likely to occur at night from February 16 to 25.
It will remain sunny during the day but turn chilly at night and early in the morning.
Temperatures in the two regions during this period will range from 21 to 32 degrees Celsius.