A tropical low pressure zone that had formed over the East Sea has strengthened into a storm, named Molave. The storm will approach Hong Kong and cause heavy rain in Vietnam, the National Hydro Meteorological Forecast Center said.
|The red line shows the direction of Storm Molave (Photo: the national weather bureau)|
This is a strong storm, with winds near the eye of the storm up to level 10, around 89-102 kilometers per hour.
On July 17, the storm was 180 kilometers from Luzon Island, Philippines and was moving 20 kilometers an hour northwest.
The middle and north of the East Sea will see winds at level 6 to 7, between 39 to 61 kilometers an hour, causing rough seas.
Affected by the storm, the northern and central regions of the country will see heavy rain on July 18.
Northern provinces, such as Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Nam Dinh, Hai Phong, Hai Duong, Hung Yen and Hoa Binh saw heavy rain on July 17. However, the rainfall is forecast to be less today.
Ho Chi Minh City will also see rain on the weekend.