Winter monsoon to chill northern Vietnam through Tet holiday

Created 27 January 2022
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A winter monsoon sweep down on northern Vietnam Friday night is likely to last through the Tet holiday, bringing rain and sending the mercury to 9-11 degrees Celsius.
Winter monsoon to chill northern Vietnam through Tet holiday

For the last two days, northern Vietnam has experienced fog and light rain at night and in the early morning, with a bit of sunshine at noon. Temperatures in Hanoi have ranged at 18-24 degrees Celsius, while high altitude areas like Sa Pa in Lao Cai recorded temperatures of 10-18 degrees.

Starting Friday night, however, a winter monsoon from the northeast will deliver rain and possibly thunderstorms and hailstorms, according to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.

From January 29-February 2, more cold air will bring temperatures in the region down to 9-11 degrees Celsius, with the highest temperature during the day at around 16 degrees. Mountainous areas may record temperatures below 7 degrees Celsius, and may experience snow and frost.

U.S. weather forecast service AccuWeather has said Hanoi would experience a maximum temperature of 25 degrees Celsius by Friday, drop to 17 degrees Saturday and 12 degrees Sunday. Night-time temperatures would be in the 10-12 degrees Celsius range.

In Sa Pa, daytime temperatures would hover around 6-11 degrees, while night time temperatures could drop to 3 degrees, AccuWeather said.

In central Vietnam, from Thanh Hoa to Thua Thien-Hue Province, temperatures will be 25-29 degrees Celsius during the day until Friday. From Jan. 29 due to impacts of the monsoon, temperatures would drop to 13-19 degrees from January 29 to February 2.

Southern Vietnam and Central Highlands regions will continue to enjoy sunny days with little rain. Southern Vietnam will experience temperatures of 21-33 degrees Celsius until February 6, while the Central Highlands will experience temperatures of 16-31 degrees in the same period.

Tet, or the Lunar New Year Festival, is Vietnam's most important holiday. It runs this year from January 29 to February 6.

Source: VNE

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