Typhoon Kirogi to land in provinces from Khanh Hoa to Binh Thuan

The National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center warned that tropical typhoon Kirogi would be centered at the south- central territorial waters of Khanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan and Binh Thuan  provinces with its maximum wind of level 8- 12 at 4am tomorrow. 

Position of typhoon Kirogi (Photo: NHMFC)

Position of typhoon Kirogi (Photo: NHMFC)

At 6pm today, its eye was at around 400 kilometers of the eastward of the territorial waters of Khanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan and Binh Thuan provinces with a speed of 60- 75 kilometers an hour. 

Within next 12- 24 hours, Kirogi will move the westward at a speed of 20- 25 kilometers an hour; and it is expected to made landfall in the south- central provinces from Khanh Hoa to Binh Thuan before weakening into a tropical low depression. 

By 4pm tomorrow, the depression is predicted to enter the mainland of the south part of the Central Highlands region with its strongest wind of 50- 60 kilometers an hour.

The dangerous zone will be defined at 9-13 degrees north latitude in the East Sea.

The tropical- low pressure system is warned to move the westward at a speed of 20-25 kilometers an hour, and then enter the mainland and weaken into a low-pressure zone in the south part of Cambodia.

Because of its influence, the mid and south- East Sea including the Spratly Islands will see rainy weather, powerful wind of level 6- 9 and sea rough.

Offshore waters from Binh Dinh to Ba Ria- Vung Tau provinces including the Phu Quy Island will experience wind of level 6-7, even gust up to level 8- 12, big wave of 2- 6 meters and sea rough the early morning of tomorrow. 

Meanwhile, the provinces of Khanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan and Binh Thuan will suffer powerful wind of level 8- 11; Phu Yen and the south part of the Central Highlands provinces will see wind of level 6-9.

Typhoon Kirogi in combination with powerful operation of cold front have caused downpours in the provinces from Quang Nam to Binh Thuan, the Central Highlands and the southeastern provinces from tonight. 

From November 19- 24, a flashflood is warned to hit the river systems from Ha Tinh to Binh Thuan provinces, in the Central Highlands region and Dong Nai River. 


BY SONG NGUYEN- Translated by Huyen Huong

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