Tropical depression in East Sea likely to become storm in 24 hours

A tropical depression formed in the East Sea is forecast to become a tropical storm in the next 24 hours, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF).

Tropical depression in East Sea likely to become storm in 24 hours

The NCHMF said that by 7am October 29, the tropical depression was about 140km east of Vietnam’s Song Tu Tay Island, under Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelago. For the next 24 hours, the tropical depression is moving west-northwest with a speed a 15km per hour.

The tropical depression is forecast to be located approximately 300km east of the provinces of Phu Yen and Khanh Hoa by 7am on October 30. The strongest winds near the centre of the potential storm are expected to be 60-90km per hour (level 8-9).

In the next 24 to 48 hours, the tropical storm will move rapidly to the west with a speed of 20-25km every hour and will make landfall in the provinces from Binh Dinh to Ninh Thuan. After that, the storm is expected to weaken into a tropical depression.

By 7am on October 31, the tropical depression’s centre is forecast to be at 12.5 degrees north latitude and 108.0 degrees east longitude on the land of Central Highlands provinces with the strongest winds at speeds from 40-60km per hour.

The tropical depression is forecast to make landfalls in the provinces of Thua Thien – Hue to Ninh Thuan and Central Highlands provinces on October 30-31. On October 31 to November 2, provinces from Thanh Hoa to Thua Thien – Hue will suffer medium to heavy rains.

The NCHMF warned that heavy rains are likely to pour down over Central and South Central provinces on November 4-5.

Hurricane to make landfall of South- Central region

Tropical depression in East Sea likely to become storm in 24 hours

Conference of the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention on preparedness and dealing with a hurricane, which is forecast to make landfall of Vietnam at daytime of October 30.

 

Minister of the Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong urgently chaired a conference of the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention to direct preparedness and necessary measures dealing with a hurricane, which is forecast to make landfall of Vietnam at daytime of October 30.

According to Director of the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center Mai Van Khiem, a tropical low pressure system tended to operate stronger in the East Sea this morning.

Conference of the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention on preparedness and dealing with a hurricane, which is forecast to make landfall of Vietnam at daytime of October 30.
As forecast, the dangerous zone is able to turn into a typhoon with its rapid speed.

By the evening of October 30, the tropical typhoon is expected to make landfall of the South- Central region.

Khanh Hoa and Phu Yen are forecast to be the most affected provinces of the upcoming storm.

It is worrying that the tropical storm will cause heavy rain in the Central and Central Highland region, similar to the huge flood in 1999.

According to the weather experts, high risks of huge floods and heavy rainy spells are able to follow the typhoon.

SGGP/Nhan Dan

 
 
 
 
 
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