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Vietnam weather: first cold spell to hit the north later this month

06:22 | 08/09/2020

Heavy showers and low temperatures will swing through Vietnam’s northern provinces in the second half of this month.

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Temperatures in the northern region will drop down by 0.5-1C over the same period last year. Photo: Zing

Heavy showers and low temperatures will swing through Vietnam’s northern provinces in the second half of this month, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.

Temperatures in the whole region will drop down by 0.5-1C over the same period last year due to the appearance of cold airs, the centre said in its latest report.

At that time, one or two tropical cyclones on the South China Sea (also known as Bien Dong Sea) are likely to trigger downpours across the central and Central Highlands regions.

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One or two tropical cyclones on the South China Sea (Bien Dong Sea) are likely to trigger downpours across the central and Central Highlands regions. Photo: Zing

In Hanoi, thunderstorms and heavy rain are forecast to continue until September 8, at nights and in early mornings. People, therefore, are advised to stay alert to storms, lightning and strong winds. The highest temperatures in the capital city will range from 24 to 28C.

Earlier, on September 4, the Lao Cai Hydro-meteorology Station recorded the lowest temperature in Sa Pa town, a famous tourist attraction in the province, at 12.9C. The temperature decreased sharply although the province had not been affected by cold air. This temperature was unprecedentedly low in the series of observed data in the same period, from 1957 up to now.

Meteorologists said the temperature in Sa Pa dropping right from the beginning of this autumn could be a signal of the early arrival of the winter, and lower temperatures during the upcoming winter than the previous years.

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Temperature in Sa Pa town dropped to 12.9C on September 4. Photo: Vietnam National Meteorological and Hydrological Administration

They also predicted that the scorching temperature of up to 37 degrees Celsius will remain in provinces from Thanh Hoa to Phu Yen until September 9.

Meanwhile, medium to heavy downpours would sweep through the southern and Central Highlands regions in the second-half of this month.

In the upcoming days, Ho Chi Minh City and the southern region are expected to experience deep clouds and tropical rains on the large scale. /.

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