Fansipan peak covered in frost as temperature plunges to zero

Frost appeared to cover the peak of Fansipan Mountain in Sa Pa tourist resort of northern Lao Cai Province on Dec 21 morning following the outdoor temperature dropping to below zero degrees Celsius.

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Fansipan peak covered in frost as temperature plunges to zero
The natural phenomenon has been largely caused by the extreme cold spell that has spread throughout northern and northern-central regions over recent days.
Fansipan peak covered in frost as temperature plunges to zero
At a height of 2,800 metres above sea level, the peak of Fansipan Mountain, the highest in Indochina, is widely regarded as the coldest place in the north during wintertime, with temperatures often plummeting to below zero degrees Celsius, thereby causing frost to occur.
Fansipan peak covered in frost as temperature plunges to zero
The frost typically becomes thicker higher up the mountain.
Fansipan peak covered in frost as temperature plunges to zero
This is the third time this winter Fansipan Mt. peak has been covered in frost and light snow.
Fansipan peak covered in frost as temperature plunges to zero
The northern province of Lao Cai is anticipated to endure a severe cold spell in the buildup to the Lunar New Year festival, known as Tet in Vietnam.
Fansipan peak covered in frost as temperature plunges to zero
The temperature on Hoang Lien Son Mt. range is forecast to drop even lower on the night of December 21.
 
Fansipan peak covered in frost as temperature plunges to zero
The peak of Fansipan Mountain is left covered in a thick layer of frost.
Fansipan peak covered in frost as temperature plunges to zero

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