First cold snap to hit northern Vietnam next week

VOV.VN - A cold snap is likely to strike northern localities of Vietnam on October 10-11, according to the National Centre of Hydro Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF).

This will be the first cold snap of this year’s winter, Tran Quang Nang, head of the Weather Forecast Department of the NCHMF, said on September 3.

According to the official, the northern region is anticipated to be affected by 2-3 cold snaps in October, causing daytime temperature to drop to 25 degrees Celsius. The weather will start to turn cold.

Nang said the winter is forecast to arrive early this year and the northern region may experience a colder winter than in 2020. Extremely cold snaps are expected to strike in December 2021 and January 2022, with each lasting between 4-6 days.

Meanwhile, a low pressure formed over the sea southeast of the Philippines on October 3. The low pressure is likely to enter the East Sea on October 7 and strengthen into a tropical depression and then a storm in the following days.

The cold snap that will be moving south on October 10-11 may interact with the storm to cause bad weather conditions, weather forecasters warned.