Typhoon Doksuri intensifies, heads toward north central Vietnam

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Typhoon Doksuri, the 10th storm operating in the East Sea this year, is gaining strength and moving west northwest toward the north central region of Vietnam, reported National Hydrometeorological Forecast Center this morning.

The path of Typhoon Doksuri in the East Sea on September 13 (Photo: national weather bureau)

The path of Typhoon Doksuri in the East Sea on September 13 (Photo: national weather bureau)

At 7 a.m., it was positioned 580 kilometers east southeast of the Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) Islands. Strongest winds near the eye of the storm reached level 9 moving 75-90 kilometers an hour.
In the next 24 hours, the typhoon will move west northwest at 15-20 kilometers an hour, intensify and locate 140 kilometers east southeast of the islands. The wind power will increase to level 11 traveling 100-115 kilometers an hour.
At 7 a.m. on September 15, Doksuri will be 320 kilometers east southeast off the coast from Nghe An to Ha Tinh provinces. Its furry will touch level 13 moving 135-150 kilometers an hour.

By HOANG GIANG – Translated by Hai Mien

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