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Ice, snow overwhelms northern mountaintop

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 9:31 am

The Mau Son mountaintop in the northeastern province of Lang Son saw snow for the second time this year on Friday, as a cold front moved in dropping the temperature to minus degrees Celsius.

The Mau Son mountaintop is covered with ice and snow on January 7 (Photo: SGGP)

The Mau Son mountaintop, which is 1,500 meters above sea level in the Loc Binh District, experienced strong chilly winds with frost.


Vu Xuan Lam, a hotel staff member from the Mau Son tourist site, said that since early Friday morning, the trees in the forest were coated with layers of ice and snow.


A Dao ethic minority woman named Trieu Thi Toan, in Co Lac Village, from the Mau Son Commune, said that it was so cold that all water sources in her home ‘froze over’ and she had to boil ice, in order to get drinking water.


In addition, the Loc Binh District electricity department cut power from the Mau Son Commune, because the icy condition could cause damage to the eclectic power cables.


On Friday, many people went to Mau Son Mountain to see the snow. This is the second time the mountain has experience such a snowfall, the first time was on December 16.


Luu Minh Hai, deputy director of the Lao Cai Province Hydro Meteorological Center, said the temperature on O Quy Ho mountain pass, near Sa Pa town, remained low at only 4.5 degrees Celsius. Lao Cai might experience ice and snow for the next two to three days, he said.


Le Thanh Hai, deputy director of the National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center, said that the entire northern and central provinces have been engulfed in extremely cold weather, due to a cold front.


The temperature has plunged down to 1 degree Celsius, in Mu Cang Chai District, Yen Bai northern mountainous province. In other places in the region, the temperature was only 4-7 degrees Celsius.


The coming cold front that is forecast to blanket the northern region on Sunday will result in much colder weather, with more ice and snow on the way.

Source: SGGP

Latest heat wave overwhelms country

In Uncategorized on May 17, 2010 at 9:04 am

Meteorologists say it is going to be especially hot in Vietnam again this week, as a new hot spell from the west is due to move through the country, beginning Monday.

Motorists cover up in the sweltering weather (Filed Photo: DanTri)

The National Hydro Meteorological Forecast Center predicts that common temperatures in the northern and central regions will hit 33-38 Celsius degrees. At some places, temperatures are expected soar above 40 degrees, during peak hours.


The northern region will likely see thunderstorms and whirlwinds intersperse with periods of grueling heat.


The recent heat has affected the entire country, including the Central Highlands and southern provinces.  Highest temperatures in the southern region would touch 34-37 Celsius degrees.


In the Central Highlands, the weather should hover around 33-36 degrees together with showers, which should occur in the late afternoons.

Source: SGGP

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