A new cold spell is approaching Vietnam and is expected to hit the north from the early morning of Feb. 13, leaving the region in a frigid cold for the next few days.
After landing in some northern mountainous regions early Feb. 13, the spell will spread to other places to the north and then to some parts of the central region, the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting said.
On February 13, the northern region experiences the lowest temperatures of 11 – 14 degrees Celsius, even 8 – 11 degrees or lower in mountainous areas where rain can fall with snow.
In the central region, the mercury will also drop to 14 – 17 degrees in areas from Thanh Hoa to Thua Thien-Hue provinces.
As a result of the cold spell and coincident high-altitude winds, the center predicted rain showers of 30–50mm, even more than 70mm, in the northern region. The provinces from Thanh Hoa to Thua Thien-Hue are likely to receive heavy showers, lightning and hail, Vietnam News Agency reported.