Mau Son mountain covered with ice and snow

Saturday, 2016-01-23 17:31:15
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Ice and snow covers Mau Son Mountain in Lang Son province.
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NDO - Ice and snow covered Mau Son mountain in the northern mountainous province of Lang Son early this morning as the outdoor temperature plunged to 0 degrees Celsius.

The Lang Son Provincial Hydrometeorology Forecast Centre said that the chilly weather will become even colder in the next couple of days, lowering the temperature there, especially at night.

This is the strongest cold snap that has affected northern Vietnam since the beginning of the winter. Like some other provinces, Lang Son has seen temperatures decrease sharply, by 7-10 degrees, on average.

Local authorities issued guidelines to show farmers how to keep their cattle warm during the winter. Accordingly, cattle sheds should protect cows and buffalos from rain and wind, and be airy in the summer and warm during winter. Breeders should put a 15cm layer of straw on shed floors, and more when the weather turns cold and wet. Heaters were also advised along with enough feed and water for the cattle.

A cold spell hit the northern region on the morning of January 23, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.

Over the next three days, severe cold weather is also predicted to blanket delta provinces, and the temperature is forecast to drop to zero in several mountainous areas with frost likely.

Kindergarten and primary schools in Hanoi will have to close if the temperature drops below 10 degrees Celsius.

Below are some images from Mau Son Mountain: