Cold spell strengthens in northern region hinh anh 1Cold weather hits Hanoi with temperature dropping to 14 degree Celsius (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - The cold spell in the northern region strengthened and brought down the temperature to below 8 degrees Celsius in mountainous areas on November 22.

The temperature in Hanoi is expected to drop to the lowest, between 14 and 17 degrees Celsius, particularly in the early morning and at night, according to the National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecast.

The cold spell is predicted to bring rains to the northern provinces and medium to heavy rainfall to central coastal localities, particularly from Nghe An to Phu Yen provinces.

It will also make the sea rough and create high waves of 2-3m in the Tonkin Gulf and the northern part of the East Sea, according to the centre.

The cold weather will last through the week.-VNA