Sapa Town in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai has seen the sharp temperature drop, causing the strong cold weather.
According to the DTINews, early this morning, Sapa Town’s temperature fell to 12 degrees centigrade.
Engineer Luu Minh Hai, director of Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting Centre, said that this is an abnormal weather phenomenon, which is also a signal for the winter to come earlier than usual.
At 7:00 this morning, the temperature in Bac Ha District’s Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting Station was measured at 20 degrees centigrade.
Many local people even had to wear warm clothes. Lots of visitors were also excited at the cold weather.
On September 4, Sapa Town’s temperature decreased to 12.9 degrees centigrade, the lowest during the first ten-day period of September since 1957.
Tonight, Sapa’s temperature has been forecasted to slightly fall, reported the DTINews.
Sapa is a small, mountain town in Lao Cai Province. It is located about 350 km northwest of Hanoi, close to the Chinese border. Here’s where you’ll find the Hoang Lien Son range of mountains, which includes Fan Si Pan—the country’s highest peak.
This quiet Vietnamese town is home to different ethnic tribal groups. There are five main ethnic groups in Sapa: the Hmong, Dao, Tay, Giay and Xa Pho. It is said that Sapa was first occupied by the first four groups, since the Vietnamese from the lowlands (better known as the Kinh) did not colonize the highest valleys.
These days, Sapa welcomes a diverse range of visitors, attracted by the highland tribes, iconic rice paddies and forest treks. The whole area is blessed with awe-inspiring natural beauty.