Typhoon Yutu barreling toward East Sea, degrading

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Super typhoon Yutu is moving west southwest at the speed of 15-20 kilometers an hour, expected to enter the East Sea at the end of this month or early next month, according to National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center.

Direction of typhoon Yutu on October 29 (Photo: national weather bureau)

Direction of typhoon Yutu on October 29 (Photo: national weather bureau)

At 7 a.m. this morning, the storm was positioned 370 kilometers east of Luzon island, the Philippines. Strongest wind near the center of the typhoon was measured at level 14-15, traveling 150-185 kilometers an hour.
In the next 24 hours, it is forecast to move west southwest at 15-20 kilometers an hour. By 7 a.m. on October 30, Yutu will be in Luzon island with wind power degrading to level 13, at 135-150 kilometers an hour.
At 7 a.m. on October 31, the eye of the storm will be 570 kilometers east of the Hoang Sa (Paracel) Islands. Its fury will reduce to level 12, at 115-135 kilometers an hour.
In the next 48-72 hours, it will barrel northwest at 10-15 kilometers an hour to locate 420 kilometers off the Hoang Sa Islands. Wind power will reduce to level 11-12 moving 100-135 kilometers an hour.

By VAN PHUC, nchmf – Translated by Hai Mien

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