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Northern mountains get rare ice and snow

In Uncategorized on December 18, 2010 at 9:27 am

Affected by a strong cold front, temperatures in northern mountainous provinces on December 17 have continued to fall. This has cause ice and snow to appear in the areas, said the National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Centre.

Tourists take pictures of ice-covered grass on top of Mau Son Mountain, northern Lang Son Province. (Photo:VNA)

The cold spell has been accompanied by thick fog, which has caused traffic delays.

According to Ha Van Tien, director of Lang Son Province’s Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Centre, daytime temperatures are only 7-10 degrees Celsius and ice has appeared on the top of Mau Son Mountain, in Lang Son Province’s Loc Binh District.

The temperature on the 1,541 meter mountain in Mau Son Commune fell to -0.8 degrees Celsius on December 16.

Luu Minh Hai deputy director of Lao Cai Province’s Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Centre, said ice and snow have been reported to be on trees on the Fansipan Mountain. Temperatures on the mountain have fallen to zero degrees Celsius. In addition, temperatures in Sapa in Lao Cai Province fell to a chilly 2.7 degrees.


Temperature in Cao Bang Province is less than 10 degree Celsius, but other areas only 5-8 degrees Celsius.


The provinces authorities have asked that schools are to be close, if the temperature drops below 10 degrees Celsius.


According to the National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Centre, the cold front from the north has spread into southern Vietnam and it is forecast that the weather will turn much colder from December 18.


Meanwhile, the cold front has caused medium to heavy rains and it is extremely cold in the northern region, said the weather centre.


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Cold front lashes central region
Central region to experience downpour, colder weather
Southern region to turn cold

Source: SGGP

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