New cold spell to hit northern region from February 18 hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - A new cold spell is forecast to hit several northern mountainous areas, and some places in north-central and central regions in the afternoon of February 18.

On the basis of impact of the cold spell and high-altitude wind convergence, the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting predicted thunderstorms and moderate-to-heavy rains across the northern region and Thanh Hoa province from the noon of February 18 to February 21.

In the central region, areas from Nghe An to Thua Thien-Hue are likely to record heavy showers, lightning, and hail on February 19-21.

The regions will experience the lowest temperatures of 8 - 11 degrees Celsius, even 3-6 degrees or lower in mountainous areas where rains with snow may appear./.