Strong cold spell affect weather in north and north-central Vietnam during New Year holiday

Thursday, 29/12/2022 11:12
A strong cold front is moving toward north and north-central Vietnam and is forecast to affect the region during the upcoming three-day New Year holiday, VOV cited the saying of weather experts.
Strong cold spell affect weather in north and north-central Vietnam during New Year holiday
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Temperatures throughout the northern region dropped to between 12 and 15 degrees Celsius as the cold front hit northern border localities on the morning of December 28.

Mountainous regions have been the first to be hit by the cold spell in the build up to the New Year holiday with temperatures dropping to three to five degrees Celsius in some areas.

Hanoi and neighbouring localities are due to experience rain on December 28 and 29. However, after New Year's Eve, the cold spell will subside and the weather is forecast to turn sunny and dry once again.

During the three-day New Year holiday from December 31 to January 2, localities in the northern region will record average lows of 13 to 16 degrees Celsius, with mountainous areas seeing drops to between six and nine degrees Celsius.

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Throughout the reviewed period the central region will also be affected by the cold starting from December 28, with temperatures in Thanh Hoa falling to between 10 and 12 degrees at their lowest, while areas from Nghe An to Thua Thien-Hue will see temperatures plummet to around 12 to 16 degrees.

After New Year's Eve, temperatures in central Vietnam will also begin to gradually rise, hovering around 13 to 19 degrees. The region is also set to be accompanied by drizzly conditions.

Elsewhere, the weather in the southern region during the three-day New Year holiday is predicted to be quite beautiful, sunny and dry. Most notably, Ho Chi Minh City will see little rain in the evening and at night, with the average temperatures ranging between 18 and 22 degrees Celsius.

In contrast, Hanoi is forecast to experience cold and dry weather. It will be sunny at daytime before turning very cold at night. Temperatures are anticipated to hover at around 16 and 20 degrees Celsius on average during the New Year holiday.

Vietjet offers more options to explore Kazakhstan with new route from Nha Trang

Vietjet offers a new option for travelers from Vietnam to explore Kazakhstan with a new route from Nha Trang to the capital Astana with just 9-hour long direct flights on every Wednesday and Sunday, besides the Nha Trang - Almaty route, reported VOV.

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Passengers can purchase tickets flying with Vietjet between Vietnam and Kazakhstan at the website, Vietjet Air mobile app or at Vietjet’s worldwide official ticket offices and agents. A 20% off promotion for all international routes is available every Monday along with free payment fees when booking and paying via Vietjet SkyClub.

With the new route, people and tourists can easily visit the iconic architecture presenting nomadic culture and Central Asian spirit including Bayterek tower, Khan Shatyr center, the Pyramid of Peace, Hazrat Sultan church in Kazakhstan, or enjoy the beautiful coastal Nha Trang city, with long with its long stretches of coastline and a unique Asian culinary culture, and from there continue to explore famous tourist destinations in Vietnam.

The new-age carrier Vietjet has not only revolutionized the aviation industry in Vietnam but also been a pioneering airline across the region and around the world. With a focus on cost management ability, effective operations, and performance, applying the latest technology to all activities and leading the trend, Vietjet offers flying opportunities with cost-saving and flexible fares as well as diversified services to meet customers’ demands.

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Vietjet is a fully-fledged member of International Air Transport Association (IATA) with the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate. As Vietnam’s largest private carrier, the has been awarded the highest ranking for safety with 7 stars by the world’s only safety and product rating website and listed as one of the world's 50 best airlines for healthy financing and operations by Airfinance Journal in many consecutive years. The airline has also been named as Best Low-Cost Carrier by renowned organisations such as Skytrax, CAPA, Airline Ratings, and many others.

Tuna exports hit record high of US$1 billion this year

According to VOV, tuna export turnover passed the US$1 billion mark for the first time ever on December 21, with the figure for the entire year expected to reach US$1.03 billion.

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According to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), the United States, Canada, Japan, Israel, and Saudi Arabia are the top five largest markets for Vietnamese tuna products.

The US was the country’s largest tuna export market, with 11-month turnover edging up 56% compared to the same period from last year to bring in US$461 million.

Canada ranked second with turnover achieving US$48 million, up 75% year on year. In addition, the other three major export markets, including Japan, Israel, and Saudi Arabia recorded turnover of US$38 million, US$31 million, and US$28 million, showing respective increases of 58%, 17%, and 387%.

Elsewhere, Thailand remained the sixth largest tuna export market with a 120% year on year increase.

Most notably, tuna exports to member countries of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) throughout the reviewed period soared by 95% to reach nearly US$13.5 million.

Despite this growth, tuna exports continue to face difficulties as inflation has reduced the purchasing power of many markets, especially in the US, Belgium, Israel, and Egypt.

The VASEP forecasts that tuna exports over the coming year would continue to record strong growth, but at a slower rate./.