Low depression approaching central territorial waters

After a low pressure zone developed into a tropical low depression at 7pm yesterday, it has been approaching the central territorial waters of Vietnam, reported the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center.

Low depression is approaching central territorial waters of Vietnam. (Photo:the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center)

Yesterday, the tropical low depression was positioned at 12, 8 degrees north latitude and 114 degrees east longitude in the north- northwest territorial water of Spratly Island. The maximum wind near the center gusted level 6- 8.

In next 24 hours, it is forecast move west northwestward. By today evening, the low depression is separated at 300 kilometers in the seashore of Quang Ngai and Khanh Hoa with its powerful wind near the center of level 7- 9. It will move west northwestward at 10- 15 kilometers per hour, and it may continue developing into typhoon.

Because of its influence, the center of East Sea saw strong wind of level 6- 9 and sea rough. Besides, the powerful operation of southwest monsoon will cause the rainy weather in the southern, Central Highlands and the north central provinces from Binh Dinh to Binh Thuan within next two- three days.

At present, the territorial waters on East Sea are suffering bad weather because of the paralleled appearance of storm ‘Meranti’. Meranti is predicted develop into the super typhoon, moving at 25 kilometers an hour towards west northwest of Philippines.

The Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention sent a require to affected localities by the typhoon to actively make preparations to cope with heavy rain, flash flood and landslide, and keep close watch on its direction and position.

By Phuc Hau- Translated by Huyen Huong

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