Snow falls in Vietnam for the first time : worldleaks
Snow has fallen in Northern Vietnam for the first time in many years.
The snow made a five-hour traffic jam as people drove into the mountainous provinces of Lao Cai and Ha Giang to see the wintry flurries.
This is normally the dry season, but torrential rain has been whipping Laos, Vietnam and southeast China.
Oudomxay in Laos described 142mm of rain in a 24 hour period and Zhanjiang in China’s Guangdong province, reported 102mm. For Zhanjiang, this is three times the amount of rain that is expected in the entire month of December.
The torrential downpours have caused flooding in parts of the region, which has flooded peoples’ homes and made roads impassable.
Conditions across the region are expected to better over the next few days. The rain will slowly edge eastwards and subside.
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