Tropical low pressure creeps towards Vietnam

A tropical low pressure system lay centered southwest of Hoang Sa (Paracel) Islands, 200 kilometers east of the central coast between Thua Thien-Hue and Quang Ngai Provinces, the National Hydro Meteorological Forecast Center said October 18.

The tropical low pressure zone that lay southwest of Hoang Sa Islands on October 18 (Photo: national weather bureau)

It would move west at five to 10 kilometers an hour to approach the coast on October 19, the center said.

The system caused medium to heavy rains and thunderstorms in Danang and the provinces of Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Nam and Quang Ngai on October 18.

According to the US’ weather service, another storm, Typhoon Lupit, packing winds of 130 to 160 kilometers an hour, lay off the Philippines on October 18 and may move into the East Sea towards Vietnam’s central region in the next few days.

By Phuc Hau – Translated by Hai Mien

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