Storm 'Hagibis' hits East Sea

New storm named Hagibis, which hit East Sea on June 14, announced by the National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center.

The photo of direction of Storm ‘ Hagibis' (Photo from the National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center )

On Saturday afternoon, tropical low pressure strengthened into storm 'Hagibis'. The storm was located 680 kilometers northeastwards of Paracel Islands at 20, 8 degrees longitude north and 116, 9 degree latitude east.

The storm sustained wind speeds of level 8 near the center and gusted up to level 9-10. According to weather forecast, Hagibis storm will continue to become stronger.

In the next 24 hours, Hagibis storm will move northeastwards at 5-10 kilometers per hour.

Because of the storm, waters on East Sea will remain choppy with strong winds of level 6-7 and the storm sustained wind speeds of level 8-10 near the center of the storm.

In addition, due to effect of the southwest monsoon, territorial waters from Binh Thuan to Ca Mau and the area of southern waters of East Sea includes Paracel, Spratly Islands will see strong wind at level 5-8 accompanied with cyclone.

The storm 'Hagibis' is considered as the first storm entered into East Sea in 2014.

By Van Phuc – Translated by Huyen Huong

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