|Typhoon Parma's forecast location. (Photo: NCHF)|
The National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting said Typhoon Parma has crossed the northern part of Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) Islands to lie 700 kilometers away from the country’s north central coast on October 11.
The sea between Quang Tri and Quang Ngai provinces and the southern part of the Gulf of Tonkin would see strong winds and be choppy, it said.
It forecast the typhoon to move west, westnorth towards China’s Hai Nam Islands on October 12 and possibly weaken to become a tropical low pressure 90 kilometers off the coast between Thanh Hoa and Thua Thien – Hue provinces on October 13.
It is then expected to make landfall over the north central region the day after, bringing heavy rainfall to Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, and Ha Tinh provinces.