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Sleet covers Vietnam’s Fansipan peak as temperature dips to -1 degree Celsius

Sleet covers Vietnam’s Fansipan peak as temperature dips to -1 degree Celsius

Wednesday, December 28, 2022, 15:40 GMT+7
Sleet covers Vietnam’s Fansipan peak as temperature dips to -1 degree Celsius
Sleet covers the top of Fansipan Mountain in northern Vietnam, December 28, 2022. Photo: P.Thao / Tuoi Tre

The top of Fansipan Mountain in northern Vietnam was covered with sleet early on Wednesday morning as temperatures plummeted to minus one degree Celsius due to the effect of a cold front.

The temperature at the top of Fansipan Mountain was about minus one degree Celsius on Wednesday morning, with sleet starting at around 5:00 am and lasting for three hours, the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting reported.

Footprints in the sleet at top of Fansipan Mountain in northern Vietnam, December 28, 2022. Photo: P.Thao / Tuoi Tre

Footprints in the sleet at the top of Fansipan Mountain in northern Vietnam, December 28, 2022. Photo: P.Thao / Tuoi Tre

Similar weather conditions were previously recorded at the mountaintop in February 2021, said Luu Minh Hai, former director of the Lao Cai hydro-meteorological station.

Sleet is expected to continue falling and covering the top of Fansipan Mountain over the next few days, Hai elaborated.

Sleet covers the top of Fansipan Mountain in northern Vietnam, December 28, 2022. Photo: P.Thao / Tuoi Tre

Sleet covers the top of Fansipan Mountain in northern Vietnam, December 28, 2022. Photo: P.Thao / Tuoi Tre

A new cold front was previously forecast to bring rains and low temperatures to northern and north-central provinces starting on Wednesday.

Average lows will be 10-13 degrees Celsius in the delta, six to nine degrees Celsius in mountainous areas, and below five degrees Celsius on high mountains.

Sleet covers the top of Fansipan Mountain in northern Vietnam, December 28, 2022. Photo: P.Thao / Tuoi Tre

Sleet covers the top of Fansipan Mountain in northern Vietnam, December 28, 2022. Photo: P.Thao / Tuoi Tre

At 3,143 meters tall, Fansipan is the focal point of the 280km Hoang Lien Son mountain range.

Dubbed the 'Roof of Indochina,' Fansipan is also the highest mountain on the Indochina Peninsula, which includes Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia.

Sleet covers the top of Fansipan Mountain in northern Vietnam, December 28, 2022. Photo: P.Thao / Tuoi Tre

Sleet covers the top of Fansipan Mountain in northern Vietnam, December 28, 2022. Photo: P.Thao / Tuoi Tre

Sleet covers the top of Fansipan Mountain in northern Vietnam, December 28, 2022. Photo: P.Thao / Tuoi Tre

Sleet covers the top of Fansipan Mountain in northern Vietnam, December 28, 2022. Photo: P.Thao / Tuoi Tre

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The top of Fansipan Mountain in northern Vietnam was covered with sleet early on Wednesday morning as temperatures plummeted to minus one degree Celsius due to the effect of a cold front.

The temperature at the top of Fansipan Mountain was about minus one degree Celsius on Wednesday morning, with sleet starting at around 5:00 am and lasting for three hours, the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting reported.

Footprints in the sleet at top of Fansipan Mountain in northern Vietnam, December 28, 2022. Photo: P.Thao / Tuoi Tre

Footprints in the sleet at the top of Fansipan Mountain in northern Vietnam, December 28, 2022. Photo: P.Thao / Tuoi Tre

Similar weather conditions were previously recorded at the mountaintop in February 2021, said Luu Minh Hai, former director of the Lao Cai hydro-meteorological station.

Sleet is expected to continue falling and covering the top of Fansipan Mountain over the next few days, Hai elaborated.

Sleet covers the top of Fansipan Mountain in northern Vietnam, December 28, 2022. Photo: P.Thao / Tuoi Tre

Sleet covers the top of Fansipan Mountain in northern Vietnam, December 28, 2022. Photo: P.Thao / Tuoi Tre

A new cold front was previously forecast to bring rains and low temperatures to northern and north-central provinces starting on Wednesday.

Average lows will be 10-13 degrees Celsius in the delta, six to nine degrees Celsius in mountainous areas, and below five degrees Celsius on high mountains.

Sleet covers the top of Fansipan Mountain in northern Vietnam, December 28, 2022. Photo: P.Thao / Tuoi Tre

Sleet covers the top of Fansipan Mountain in northern Vietnam, December 28, 2022. Photo: P.Thao / Tuoi Tre

At 3,143 meters tall, Fansipan is the focal point of the 280km Hoang Lien Son mountain range.

Dubbed the 'Roof of Indochina,' Fansipan is also the highest mountain on the Indochina Peninsula, which includes Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia.

Sleet covers the top of Fansipan Mountain in northern Vietnam, December 28, 2022. Photo: P.Thao / Tuoi Tre

Sleet covers the top of Fansipan Mountain in northern Vietnam, December 28, 2022. Photo: P.Thao / Tuoi Tre

Sleet covers the top of Fansipan Mountain in northern Vietnam, December 28, 2022. Photo: P.Thao / Tuoi Tre

Sleet covers the top of Fansipan Mountain in northern Vietnam, December 28, 2022. Photo: P.Thao / Tuoi Tre

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