Typhoon Sonca to enter central coastal provinces



Typhoon Sonca was located at 17.2 degrees north latitude and 109.3 degrees east longitude of the east- southeastward of the coastal provinces from Ha Tinh to Quang Tri in the early morning, reported the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center.

Position of typhoon Sonca on sea (Photo: the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center)

Position of typhoon Sonca on sea (Photo: the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center)

The strongest wind near the center gusted 60- 75 kilometers per hour. 

In next 24 hours, it is going to move the west-northwestwards at 15 kilometers an hour. 
By tonight, the storm will weaken into the tropical low pressure system after it enters the central coastal provinces from Ha Tinh to Quang Tri. 

Its eye is forecast to be at 17.7 degrees north latitude and 105.8 degrees east longitude in the area of Vietnam- Laos border by 4am tomorrow.The maximum wind near the center could reach at level 6-9. 

Within next 24 hours, the dangerous zone will parallel at 16- 19.5 degrees north latitude and 111.0 degrees east longitude with its peak wind of level 8-10, big wave of 3-5 meters and sea rough. 

The tropical low depression is predicted to move westwards at 15-20 kilometers an hour, and weaken into a tropical low pressure zone in the northeastern region of Thailand. 

Because of its influence, the Gulf of Tonkin including Bach Long Vi island district will see powerful wind of 6-10, big wave of 3-5 meters and sea rough. 

By this afternoon, the central coastal provinces from Ha Tinh To Quang Binh will see wind of level 8-10, big wave of 2-4 meters and sea rough. 

Because of water increase in combination with flood tide, water level in the coastal regions from Nghe An to Quang Binh could reach at 2-3 meters. 

The national weather center also warned that the central provinces from Thanh Hoa to Thua Thien- Hue, the Central Highlands and Red River Delta would experience heavy- heavy rains with the rainfall of 50-250 mm. 

The mid and South- East Sea, the southern territorial waters from Ninh Thuan to Ca Mau, from Ca Mau to Kien Giang and the Gulf of Thailand continue showery weather, thunderstorm, the southwest wind of level 5-8, big wave of 2-3 meters and sea rough. 



BY HUONG GIANG- Translated by Huyen Huong

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