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Frost covers north on large scale

Snowy pitch covered montane forests in the mountainous pass of O Quy Ho, Thac Bac (Silver Waterfall) and Sa Pa town…yesterday morning.  

Snow covers the mountain pass of O Quy Ho, Sa Pa district, Lao Cai

Snow covers the mountain pass of O Quy Ho, Sa Pa district, Lao Cai

The National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center said that temperature in the northern region reduced rapidly compared to the previous days. Because temperature dropped down below 9 degrees Celsius, thousands of students were allowed to absent from primary schools. 

Snowfall and frost hit the northern mountainous areas on the large scale. Temperature in Lao Cai province and the Sa Pa tourist site was measured below zero degree Celsius. 

The high mountainous peaks such as Phi Oac- Phia Den (Binh Nguyen District, Cao Bang) and Mau Son (Loc Binh district, Lang Son) were shouldered by frost and glacial ice. The management board of the Mau Son tourist site worried temperature would be able to continue decreasing rapidly in the upcoming days. 

The National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center issued a latest weather news on February 2 that one more cold air will operate powerfully and pull temperatures down in the northern and central region. 

Mr. Le Thanh Hai, Vice director of National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center said that the country is expected to welcome a colder winter as the winter in 2013, noting the frost has hit Mau Son and Lang Son during recent three days. 

Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Lang Son province reported that around 160,000 livestock and nearly four million poultry have been threatened by the current cold weather.

Amid to the current bad weather, the departments and functional agencies called on farmers in strengthening anti- cold measures to protect livestock. 

BY PHUC HAU- Translated by Huyen Huong

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