‘Nepartak’ typhoon not impact mainland

According to the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center, "Nepartak" typhoon which was located at 21, 4 degrees north latitude and 124, 2 degrees east longitude at 360 kilometers towards the southeast of Taiwan Island (China) this morning with its strong wind of level 17.

Within next 24 hours, the storm will move west northwestward at 15- 20 kilometers an hour. By July 8, it will be centered at 23, 1 degrees north latitude and 120, 8 degrees east longitude of southward of Taiwan Island. The wind will gust up to level 15- 17.

Because of the influence of storm circulation, the northeastern territorial water of East Sea may have sea rough and strong wind of level 8- 10, even to level 12- 13.

In next 24- 48 hours, the typhoon is forecast to move northwestward at 15 kilometers per hour.

By July 9, it will appear at 25, 0 degrees north latitude and 118, 9 degrees east longitude in the territorial water of Phuc Kien province (China) with its strongest wind speed of level 13. Meanwhile, wind speed of level 8- 13 and sea rough are predicted to hit the northeastern territorial water of East Sea.

Direction of 'Nepartak' superstorm. (Source from the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center)

However, it will change to north northwestward and mover at 10- 15 kilometers an hour.

Besides that, the southern territorial waters from Binh Thuan to Ca Mau and Spratly Island will continue suffering strong wind of level 5- 8, showery weather, cyclone , thunderstorm and big waves of 2- 4 meters in next 24- 48 hours. 

In past 24 hours, persistent medium- heavy rains experienced in the northern provinces of Sa Pa, Lao Cai, Yen Bai, Phu Tho with the highest rainfall of 50- 80 mm.

Currently, water level on Thao River rises rapidly. At 9am today, water level on Thao River (Yen Bai) was measured at 29, 07 meters.

By tonight, it is predicted to increase up to 29, 80 meters.

The northern mountain provinces of Lao Cai and Yen Bai will be able to face the landslide.

By Song Nguyen- Translated by Huyen Huong

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