The National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center reported that at 7pm yesterday, super storm Hagupit was centered 570 kilometers of Song Tu Tay Island of Vietnam's Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago east northeastwards, at 13, 6 degrees north latitude and 119 degrees east longitude with its strongest wind speed near the center at level 8, gusted up to level 9- 10.
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By 7pm today, the typhoon is predicted to be located 190 kilometers of Song Tu Tay Island, at 13, 2 degrees north latitude and 113, 8 degrees east longitude. The strongest wind will reach at level 6- 7, near the center gust up to level 8- 10, sea rough.
In next 24- 48 hours, the storm Hagupit will move west southwestwards at maximum speed of 20 kilometers an hour; and then it will be weaken into tropical low pressure. By 7pm on Thursday, Hagupit will be at 12, 1 degrees north latitude and 109, 7 degrees east longitude in Vietnam’s territorial waters from Khanh Hoa to Ninh Thuan. The strongest wind near low pressure zone will meet level 6- 9.
Because of the influence of storm and a cold front, East Sea will have strong wind of level 6- 10, sea rough, which will cause heavy rains in the south and central coastal provinces on Thursday.