Typhoon Kai-tak enters East Sea

According to the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center, typhoon Kai- tak passed through the Philippines’ Palawan Island yesterday afternoon to enter the East Sea and become this year’s 15th tropical storm hitting the southern territorial water of the East Sea.
At 1pm, its eye was located at around 10.5 degrees north latitude and 119.0 degrees east longitude at 530 kilometers of the east- southeastward of the Southwest Cay Island (the Spratly Islands) with its maximum wind near the center of up to 60- 75 kilometers an hour. 

Kai- tak is predicted to move the west- southwestward at a speed of 15 kilometers an hour.

By this evening, the tropical storm will be centered at around 200 kilometers of the south- southeastward of the Southwest Cay Island.

Typhoon Kai-tak enters East Sea  ảnh 1 Position of Typhoon Kai-tak in the East Sea (Photo: NHMFC)
Within next 24- 48 hours, it will continue moving the west- southwestward at a speed of 15 kilometers an hour, and is expected to strengthen powerfully.

Tomorrow, Kai-tak is forecast to be located at the Spratly Islands with its strongest wind of level 8-11, causing big waves of 5-7 meters and sea rough. 

Amid to the complicated weather condition, the Standing Office of the National Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control had a meeting to deal with the 15th storm as well as ask the coastal localities from Da Nang to Kien Giang provinces to keep in touch with fishing boats in sea.

BY VAN PHUC- Translated by Huyen Huong

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