The national weather bureau has warned boats operating on the East Sea of a new cold front that slammed most parts of the country on Tuesday, creating treacherously rough and windy conditions out at sea.
The cold front generated strong northeasterly winds, chilling almost all areas between the central province of Binh Dinh and the southernmost province of Ca Mau.
Mid and northern parts of the East Sea also experienced strong gusts of wind of level 7 moving 50-61 kilometers an hour.
The cold spell has created 1.7-2.5m high waves to lash areas from Quang Tri to Quang Ngai Provinces, almost 2-3m high along Binh Dinh to Ninh Thuan and 3-3.5m from Binh Thuan to Ca Mau.
In addition, another new storm is likely to take shape east of the Philippines which might worsen weather conditions on the East Sea, forecast as gloomy for the next few days as more cold spells are expected to move in.