Temperatures in Vietnam’s southern region, whose weather is typically as hot as 30 degrees Celsius, descended to around 20 degrees on Tuesday morning due to diffuse cold air accompanied by light wind, according to the southern hydro-meteorological station.
The lowest temperature, 17 degrees Celsius, was measured in Ta Lai Commune of Dong Nai Province.
In different areas in Ho Chi Minh City, it ranged from 21.6 to 23 degrees Celsius.
However, the temperatures increased quickly as the sun rose.
Le Dinh Quyet, deputy head of the forecasting department under the southern hydro-meteorological station, attributed the significant drop in temperatures to the impacts of a cold front coming from the north.
“Today’s temperatures are the lowest since November,” Quyet said.
The morning chill is forecast to recur in the region in the next few days, with temperatures fluctuating from 18 to 24 degrees Celsius and the northeastern localities recording the lowest.
The highest temperatures during the daytime will rise to the range of 30-33 degrees Celsius, and over 33 degrees Celsius in some places.
People are advised to prepare themselves for the wide temperature difference of more than 10 degrees Celsius during the day.