Tropical depression causes heavy rain in HCMC

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A tropical low pressure system formed in the eastern part of the East Sea since Saturday has triggered  heavy rains in HCMC and some southern provinces, reported the National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center.

 A satellite image of the tropical low pressure system on the East Sea on June 11 (Photo: national weather bureau)

A satellite image of the tropical low pressure system on the East Sea on June 11 (Photo: national weather bureau)

The southern region is forecast to continue seeing heavy rains on June 11-12.
At 7 a.m. this morning, the tropical depression was centered 470 kilometers east southeast of the Hoang Sa (Paracel) Islands. Strongest winds near the center of the system reached level 7 moving 50-60 kilometers an hour.
In the next 24 hours, it is predicted to move north northwest at 20 kilometers an hour and might intensify into a storm.
The eye of the storm is forecast to be 270 kilometers southeast of Hong Kong (China) at 7 a.m. on June 12 with fury hitting level 8 to travel 60-75 kilometers an hour.
Being influenced by the tropical depression together with southwestern winds, the southern part of the East Sea off provinces from Ninh Thuan to Ca Mau, Ca Mau to Kien Giang and the Gulf of Tonkin have been choppy with showers and thunderstorms.

By PHUC HAU – Translated by Hai Mien

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