Typhoon Vicente weakens into low pressure zone

Typhoon Vicente has now weakened substantially to downgrade into a low pressure zone by this morning, July 25, after venting its full fury across the northern provinces of Cao Bang and Lang Son.

According to the National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center, at 7am the low pressure zone was centered 22.2 degrees north latitude and 106.3 degrees east longitude in the northern mountainous regions.

Wind gales reduced to level 6, blowing at 39 kilometers an hour.

Within the next 24 hours, the low pressure zone will move west southwest at 15-20 kilometers an hour and gradually disperse.

Northern provinces have seen rainfall of 40-70mm recently with precipitation measuring 108-109mm in Dien Bien City of Dien Bien Province and Mau Son Mountain in Lang Son Province.

In related news, a vessel from the Da Nang Maritime Search and Rescue Center on Tuesday helped tow ashore two fishing boats that went adrift in the storm with 16 fishermen on board since July 21.

Nguyen Van Huong, from the central province of Quang Binh, was faced with engine failure in his fishing boat on July 21. Another fishing boat, belonging to Le Ngoc Son from the same province, tried to tow Huong’s boat ashore but bad weather made this difficult.

On July 23, both the boats went adrift and sent out a call for help. The Da Nang Maritime Search and Rescue Center then dispatched vessel SAR 412 to bring the 16 fishermen on board the two boats safely ashore.

Compiled Hai Mien

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