Hanoi residents struggle against freezing temperatures (photos)

Northern Vietnam is experiencing its coldest period since the beginning of winter, with average temperatures between eight and 11 degrees Celsius, according to the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting. The mercury dropped to below five degrees Celsius in mountainous areas on Tuesday. Commuters put on warm clothes to protect themselves against the chilly weather. Photo: Tuoi Tre At the Mau Son peak in Lang Son Province, a low of minus 0.3 degree Celsius was recorded. In Hanoi, temperatures between nine and 11 degrees Celsius are expected to continue until January 14. Tuesday morning’s freezing weather was intensified by drizzle. A group of motorbike taxi drivers sit by a fire on Kim Ma Street. Photo: Tuoi Tre People in the capital have been putting on extra layers of clothes, along with woolen scarves and hats, to keep themselves warm. Young children are also rugging up against the cold. Several elementary schools have mobilized buses and cars to offer transportation for their students. Young children are dressed in warm outfits. Photo: Tuoi Tre Although it stopped raining in the evening, many people are continuing to wear rain ponchos. “It has been very cold in Hanoi. I still feel chilly despite wearing a lot of warm shirts,” Pham Van Dong, a 60-year-old local citizen, said.   A homeless person sleeps on a bench on a sidewalk. Photo: Tuoi Tre People endure the cold as they wait for a bus. Photo: Tuoi Tre A woman wears jackets and woolen scarves amidst the cold air…. [Read full story]


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