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The cold spell is forecast to linger through the country's longest holiday, which lasts from January 20-26.
Hot waves this year are forecast to become more intense and more severe than last year, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF).
The average temperature this month could be lower than the previous years by half a degree. Temperatures next month will be similar to previous years.
Rains and the bitter cold weather in the North since February 19 have left over 1,000 cattle dead. The cold spell in late February 2022 is just one of six years with very low temperatures.
Northern Vietnam will experience a cold Tet with drizzle, whilst central and southern Vietnam will be sunny and dry.
The central region is forecast to experience a spell of heavy rain and flooding over the coming days as a tropical depression entering the East Sea is likely to strengthen into a storm.
A tropical depression forecasted to appear in the East Sea is likely to become a storm.
The current hot spell is likely to continue heating up both the northern and central regions over the next few days and will remain until July 4.
Hanoi is experiencing scorching hot days with recorded temperatures of 60 degrees centigrade outside.
Vietnam’s mean annual temperature has increased by 0.5-0.7 degrees Celsius since 1960, with the rate of increase most rapid in the southern region and the Central Highlands, according to the Climate Risk Country Profile: Vietnam.
On February 22-23, typhoon Dujuan is expected to enter the East Sea to become the first storm of 2021.
Many tourists have spent millions of VND over recent days travelling to Y Ty commune in Bat Xat district of Lao Cai province in order to experience snow for the first time in their life.
A new strong cold spell will begin affecting the northern and central regions from January 7-12, with snow and frost forecat to appear in northern mountainous provinces, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.
The northern region would face another strong cold wave next week, according to the National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.