20:10 | 25/01/2016 Economy- Society
The strongest cold spell since the beginning of this winter started to hit the northern provinces of Vietnam from January 22, bringing temperatures down to below ten degrees Celsius in Hanoi.
The temperatures drop to seven-ten degrees Celsius in Hanoi in January 25 morning (Photo for illustration)
According to the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Centre, the temperatures continued to drop last weekend and continued early this week, reaching six to ten degrees Celsius in Hanoi on January 25 and lower in mountainous areas.
Northern mountainous areas were also predicted to suffer from frost and snow with below zero degrees Celsius from January 23-26.
Since the evening of January 22, strong northeast monsoons and rough seas have occured in the Gulf of Tonkin and will continued to hit offshore waters in central and southern provinces including Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos.
The cold spell together with winds and rain is moving towards the central and southern regions with the lowest temperature in Ho Chi Minh City forecast at 17-18 degrees Celsius on January 24./.