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Hanoi (VNA) - People in the northern localities are bracing for another cold spell accompanied with scattered rainfall from November 1, according to the Central Hydro-meteorological Forecast Centre.

The cold wave will keep the temperature in Hanoi hovering at 18-20 degrees Celsius, while in the mountainous areas it will be some 15-17 degrees Celsius.

The central coastal provinces, forecast to be affected by the cold spell, will experience rain and thunderstorms. Ha Tinh and Phu Yen provinces, in particular, have been warned of heavy rainfall.

Due to heavy rainfall, water level of the rivers from Ha Tinh to Phu Yen provinces is forecast to reach an alarming level. These provinces are also at high risk of floods, flash floods and landslides in low-lying areas, the centre said.

The first strong cold spell of this year’s winter has enveloped the northern region since October 29.

Hanoians had to wrap themselves in winter clothes when the temperatures suddenly dropped by 10 degrees Celsius.

Temperatures in northern provinces continued to drop by another one to two degrees Celsius on October 31.-VNA