Vietnam – Worst cold in history of Nghe An Province

An 80-year-old man in a mountainous area in Nghe An failed to survive the worst cold in history earlier this week, officials said Tuesday.

27 Jan 2016 – The man died as temperatures dropped to minus five degrees Celsius in some parts.

The man was a member of the Thai ethnic group, which lives near the Laos border at more than 2,000 meters above sea level.

Nghe An is among many localities in the central and northern regions to be hit the past several days by the worst cold spell in the country in 40 years.

Officials in the northern mountainous provinces of Lao Cai and Son La said the cold has caused at least VND36 billion (US$1.6 million) in losses, killed more than 600 head of cattle and destroyed large areas and vegetable fields.

Nearly 200 cows, buffaloes, and goats died in nearby Lang Son Province and more than 4,000 hectares of crops have been affected.

There has also been snow in many parts of the northern highlands and Ba Vi mountain near the capital city of Hanoi.

Snow and frost between Sunday and Tuesday afternoon piled up to 10-20 cm (4 to 8 inches) in many places, a phenomenon never recorded anywhere in the province before.

http://www.thanhniennews.com/society/80yearold-man-dies-in-historic-cold-snap-58682.html

http://static.thanhniennews.com/Uploaded/thuyvi/2016_01_27/snow_HRSJ.jpg?width=840

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link


3 thoughts on “Vietnam – Worst cold in history of Nghe An Province”

  1. Thanks, Robert.
    Looking at a map, it shows this province in the north half of Vietnam, but at only 19° N. That’s just above the latitude of Belize, below the latitude of Cuba.
    I wonder what they think of global schwarming.
    Also, Hainan, the tropical Chinese island, is further north.

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