According to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, due to the influence of a strong cold spell, which arrived early Sunday morning, the weather in the coming days in northern Vietnam will have three periods with different characteristics.

From January 15 to 18, it will be cold and rainy in some places. The highest temperature will be around 14-17 degrees Celsius, with the lowest around 9-12 degrees Celsius. And in the mountainous areas, temperatures will range between 6-9 degrees. Mountainous areas that are 1,500 m above sea level could see temperatures tumble to below 3 degrees Celsius, with snow and frost possibly appearing.

From January 19 to 23, it will rain in a few places, with light fog in the early morning. The highest temperature will be 17-22 degrees Celsius, with some places can get over 23; the lowest is 12-16 Celsius, mountainous areas are below 11, the higher mountains are below 8. During this period, the blistering cold will only appear in the mountainous region.

From January 24 to January 26, the north of Vietnam will have light rain and fog, with the highest temperatures 17-21 degrees Celsius, and the lowest 11-15 degrees, the mountainous region below 9 degrees and the high mountains below 5.

Vietnamese will have a seven-day Lunar New Year break from January 20 to 26.