Many areas across the northern region are expected to endure heavy rain from the evening of October 13, with temperatures falling to between 20 degrees and 22 degrees centigrade, with some mountainous areas even seeing a drop to between 15 degrees and 18 degrees centigrade.
This cold spell is also expected to affect the northern central and central regions, including both Thanh Hoa and Thua Thien-Hue provinces, which are predicted to experience heavy rainfall from October 14 to 16.
This could include thunderstorms which bring the possibility of tornadoes, lightning, hail stones, and strong winds.
Landslides could also occur in provinces including Lao Cai, Yen Bai, Ha Giang, Tuyen Quang, Cao Bang, Bac Kan, and Thai Nguyen. Local authorities have been urged to take measures in a bid to help residents and prevent any significant damage to people, property, and infrastructure.
The cold spell is forecast to last until October 17.