The temperature in the Mau Son mountain area over the past four days has fluctuated at 4-6 degrees Celsius. Especially at Mau Son peak, there have been days when the temperature dropped to -3 degrees Celsius, with each wave of wind rushing in, causing bone-chilling cold. , to cutting skin and cutting flesh.
From January 22 to January 25, the temperature in Mau Son mountain area (Lang Son) always fluctuates between 4-6 degrees Celsius, the cold is like cutting the skin. Due to the sharp drop in temperature, the cold weather has greatly affected people’s daily life and production.
In many communes such as Cong Son, Cao Loc district and Mau Son commune, Loc Binh district, the weather is cold so people have limited going to the fields and upland fields; Many families have to light fires to keep warm. People actively carry out cold prevention work for livestock, pets and crops.
At 5:00 p.m. on January 24, Ms. Hoang Thi Phan (73 years old, Dao ethnicity, living in Luc Bo village, Cong Son commune, Cao Loc district, Lang Son) urgently herded her buffalo into the barn to avoid the cold. She said that for the past four days, she did not dare to go out to release the buffalo because the weather was too cold.
Mau Son is the highest mountainous region of Lang Son province and in the Northeast region of our country, with an average altitude of 800-1,000m above sea level, including a complex of about 80 large and small mountains. The highest peaks are Phia Po (Father Mountain) at 1,541m high, Phia Me (Mother Mountain) at 1,520m high.
To ensure the health of the buffalo herd (5 heads) in winter, Ms. Phan’s family prepared a large pile of straw as food for the buffalo. According to Ms. Phan, in winter, on days when the temperature drops sharply, the health of buffaloes declines rapidly, they are lazy to eat and susceptible to disease.
After herding the buffaloes into the barn, Mrs. Phan quickly went down to the fire to warm up. For the Dao ethnic people living in the Mau Son mountain region, on cold days, when the temperature drops sharply, the kitchen will always be red.
“It’s so cold that I don’t dare go to the fields. Sometimes I go to the barn to feed the buffalo and then go home,” Ms. Phan said.
The temperature measured in Cong Son commune (Cao Loc district) on the afternoon of January 24 was 5 degrees Celsius.
According to forecasts, the Northern region will maintain low temperatures below 13 degrees Celsius until January 26, and the Central region will maintain harmful cold until January 25. Then, from January 25 to 28, the North and North Central regions continued to experience severe cold. Only after January 28 did the severe cold situation improve and the temperature increased.
For every family in the Mau Son mountain region, firewood is indispensable in winter. Many families prepared firewood 2-3 months ago to cope with harsh weather.
“If there are a lot of people in the house, they will go to the forest to get firewood and bring it back, cutting pieces against the side of the house or in the corner of the garden. If there are few people in the house and don’t have time to go get it, they will buy it and then someone will return to the house” Mr. Duong Tran Dang ( 38 years old, Dao ethnic group, living in Khuoi Tao village, Cong Son commune) shares.
At 6 p.m., Mr. Duong Quoc Tien’s family (31 years old, Dao ethnicity, living in Luc Bo village, Cong Son commune) prepares dinner. “It’s been so cold these past few days, I don’t dare go to the market to buy fish. The only meat I have is homemade tofu,” Mr. Tien smiled casually.
He said that due to the cold weather, he could not go to the fields or work outdoors. The family spent the whole day just hanging around the fire to warm themselves.
While his son prepared dinner, Mr. Duong Tran Quy (51 years old) took the opportunity to check the pot of wine. Wine is the main source of income for Mr. Quy’s family, especially on winter days.
He commented that this year’s winter is bitterly cold, the temperature has dropped sharply, and is more severe than in recent years.
After checking the pot of wine, Mr. Quy quickly warmed his hands next to the red stove. Nearly a week ago, his family had to buy 4 million dong of firewood to make wine and heat in the winter.
Ms. Trieu Mui Nay (56 years old, Mr. Quy’s wife) sat next to the red fire, carefully meticulously detailing every needle and thread to create the traditional costume of the Dao ethnic group. She shared that it takes about 2-3 months to complete the Dao ethnic clothing.
“A beautiful set can take a whole year to complete. I’m trying to finish this set to wear for Tet,” Ms. Nay said.
After dinner, Mr. Quy and his father sat down to drink tea with some neighbors. They chatted a lot about how in the past few days people from all over came to Mau Son peak to see the ice causing traffic jams, making travel difficult for local people.
Although Mr. Quy’s two friends had dinner and drank wine at home, when they sat down to drink tea, there was still a cup of wine next to them.
According to information from the Mau Son Meteorological Station, the temperature at Mau Son peak at 7:00 a.m. on January 24 was -3 degrees Celsius and on the morning of January 25 was -2.2 degrees Celsius.
Mr. Nguyen Van Huong, Head of the Weather Forecasting Department (National Center for Hydrometeorological Forecasting), commented that widespread harmful cold in the North and the provinces of Thanh Hoa and Nghe An will continue until January 26.
On January 27-28, severe cold continued in the North and North Central regions; while the Central Central region maintains bitterly cold weather, then improves.
( According to dantri)