A cold spell in northern Vietnam is forecast to strengthen and bring showers and thunderstorms to the region over the weekend.
The cold front currently has a stable intensity in northern provinces but is expected to become stronger around Thursday and Friday, according to the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.
It will further strengthen on Sunday.
Due to the effect of the cold snap, showers accompanied by thunderstorms and occasional downpours will dampen northern Vietnam from Friday to Monday.
Temperatures in the region, especially mountainous areas, will start dropping on Sunday.
In north-central localities, light to heavy rains are forecast during this period.
Meanwhile, provinces in the central, south-central, southern, and Central Highlands regions will see medium to heavy rains during the first half of the month.
On Tuesday, rains are forecast to decrease in intensity in northern Vietnam.
It will be sunny during the day, while light rain may fall at night.
The average temperatures will range from 21 to 32 degrees Celsius.
It will remain rainy in central and southern provinces, with average temperatures ranging from 23 to 33 degrees Celsius.