North to experience cold snap during Tet

The north might experience a cold snap during the Tet holiday, while the south region would have good weather with light rainfall, the National Hydro-meteorological Centre said. Hoang Phuc Lam, head of the centre’s Medium and Long-term Forecasting Division, said the north would probably have some four or five cold snaps in February.   Of that, the strongest cold snap would occur in mid-February, causing chilly weather and scattered showers for the region. The lowest temperatures at night and early morning would be some 12-14 degrees Celsius, while that during daytime would be between 19 and 22 degrees Celsius. In the south, Lam said there would be good weather with possible light rains. The highest temperature would be some 30 degree Celsius. According to the centre, the average temperature in the first six months of the year will not be extraordinary.  The north will witness heavy cold in late January and the first half of February, which will last between 5 and 7 days. In summer, heat waves will not be too harsh, and will appear later than in the previous years. This year, the number of storms will be higher than the average of the previous years. Unconventional rain is forecast in the South, Central Highlands and South Central Coast. — VNS


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