Tropical depressions threaten southern & south- central territorial waters

The ongoing tropical depression circulation is expected to operate powerfully and cause medium- heavy rains in the southern region of Vietnam from the midnight of October 31 to November 2 with the highest rainfall of 100- 200 mm. 

The southern & south- central territorial waters are impacted by tropical depressions

The southern & south- central territorial waters are impacted by tropical depressions

Meanwhile, another tropical- low pressure zone developed into the depression yesterday evening.

The National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center warned that a new tropical depression appeared in the southeastward of the Philippines and is expected to enter the East Sea.  

Yesterday evening, the tropical depression hitting the southern region was centered at around 7.8 degrees north latitude and 109.3 degrees east longitude at 300 kilometers of the east- southeastward of the Con Dao Islands. The maximum wind near the center gusted 40-60 kilometers an hour. 

Today, it is predicted to move the west- northwestward towards the territorial waters from Ben Tre to Ca Mau province at its speed of 15- 20 kilometers per hour. The strongest wind near the center will reach at level 6-9. 

Because of the tropical depression in combination with cold air, the southwestern territorial water of the Spratly Islands, the southern waters from Binh Thuan to Ca Mau provinces including the Phu Quy and Con dao Islands will see showery weather, cyclone, waterspout, thunderstorm, powerful wind of level 6-9, big waves of 2-4 meters and sea rough.

The southern coastal provinces are warned to eye on unexpected water increase and flood tide. 

The tropical depression circulation and cold front are forecast to cause medium- heavy rains in the coastal mid- central and south- central provinces with the rainfall of 50-150mm, even up to over 200 mm in the provinces of Quang Ngai, Quang Nam and Binh Dinh. 

The tropical depression near the East Sea is located at 11.2 degrees north latitude and 125.7 degrees east longitude at around 680 kilometers of the eastward of the Philippines’ Palawan Island with its maximum wind of level 6-9. 

Today, it is going to move the westward at a speed of 20 kilometers per hour and develop into the typhoon.

 By this evening, the typhoon is predicted to eye on the central part of the Philippines, around 100 kilometers of the eastward of the Palawan Island. 

According to the international hydrology meteorology forecast centers, the typhoon can make landfall in the south part of the central region and southern region. 

Amid to the current complicated weather situation, the National Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention asked affected provinces from Quang Ngai to Kien Giang and the southeastern region to carry out necessary measures dealing with the storm near the seashore, call fishermen fishing offshore back home, protect dyke systems along the seashore as well as actively take local residents and vessels to safe places.  


BY VAN PHUC- Translated by Huyen Huong

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