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Frost warned to appear in northern mountainous region

Because of an influence of massive cold air, the northern and north- central region are warned to experience damaging cold and the northeast monsoon of level 3 on large scale from December 16- 20.

Cold weather covers the northern and north- central region (Photo: NHMFC)

Cold weather covers the northern and north- central region (Photo: NHMFC)

Meanwhile, typhoon Kaitak is approaching the Philippines’ central region with its powerful wind of level 10. 

According to the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center, the cold air mass continues strenghthening to hit the country today; and it will operate stronger by this night.  

Since tonight, the lowest temperature in the Red Delta region is expected to drop down 8- 11 degrees Celsius and 3- 7 degrees Celsius in the mountainous areas.

Frost and hoarfrost are warned to appear in the mountainous areas. 

By the early morning tomorrow, both north and mid- central region are going to see medium- heavy rain. The lowest temperature in Hanoi could reach at 9-12 degrees Celsius. 

The Gulf of Tonkin, the central and southern offshore waters, the southern territorial water of the East Sea including the Spratly Islands will see the northeast wind of level 6-9, and up to level 7-10 in the north and mid- East Sea including the Paracel Islands. 

Frost warned to appear in northern mountainous region  ảnh 1 Cold air mass operates powerfully in the country
Typhoon Kaitak was located at 11.3 degrees north latitude and 127 degrees east longitude, at around 200 kilometers of the eastward of the Philippines’ central region with its strongest wind near the center up to 60- 75 kilometers an hour at 7pm yesterday. 

Within next 24 hours, the tropical storm is forecast to slowly move the west- northwestward at a speed of 5 kilometers per hour. By 7pm today, its eye will be located at 11.8 degrees north latitude and 125.5 degrees east longitude of the eastward of the Philippines’ central region. The powerful wind near the center will gust 60- 75 kilometers an hour. 

Kaitak is predicted to move the westward at a speed of 5 kilometers an hour in next 24- 48 hours.

BY NGUYEN HUU- Translated by Huyen Huong

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