In Hanoi, the temperature on February 16 – the first day of the Lunar New Year – is expected to reach 23 degree Celcius, with a cloudy yet warm weather. For the first four days of the new year, it will be warm in Hanoi, with a maximum temperature of 26 degree Celsius and minimum temperature of 15 degree Celcius. However, February 20, the fifth day of the new year, will be colder.
In Ho Chi Minh City and other southern provinces, it will be cooler during Tet, with a temperature of some 30 degree Celcius.
In central Da Nang City, the weather in the first four days of the new year will be pleasant, with a temperature of some 25-28 degree Celcius. Rain is predicted on the fifth day and the temperature will drop to 20-23 degree Celcius.
According to the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, since the beginning of this year, cold spells in the northern and north central provinces have killed some 4,720 cattle and poultry. The latest cold spell, which started on January 27 and is expected to end on February 13, has killed over 2,100 cattle and poultry.