‘Mujigae’ storm to make landfall in China

The National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center said a new typhoon named Mujigae is operating in Hai Nam Island of China with its strong wind near center at level 11- 14. 

 'Mujigae' typhoon is going to make landfall in China. (Photo:the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center)

The super typhoon was located at 19, 2 degrees north latitude and 113, 9 degrees east longitude, at 340 kilometer eastward of China’s Hai Nam Island yesterday.

In next 24 hour, the typhoon will move west northwest with its wind speed of 20 kilometers per hour. By the evening today, ‘Mujigae’ storm is forecast to locate at 20, 9 degrees north latitude and 109, 6 degrees in the western territorial water of  Leizhou Peninsula (China). The strongest wind near center will gust up to level 11- 14.

Because of the typhoon, the northern territorial water of East Sea will see level 8- 10 wind speed, gust up to level 11- 15, sea rough, and 3- 5 meters big waves.

In next 24- 48 hours, its direction will maintain west northwestward, and then it is predicted to weaken into tropical low pressure after making landfall in China tomorrow.

On Monday, the tropical low pressure will be at 23 degrees north latitude and 107, 5 degrees east longitude, moving into mainland of Quang Tay province of China.

Although the storm is predicted to make landfall in China but its circulation will affect directly to the northern region of Vietnam.

Due to the influence of the storm circulation, the northern territorial water of Gulf of Tonkin will face to level 6- 10 wind, 2- 4 meters big waves, and sea rough. Both the northeast northern and northern mountain provinces will see medium and heavy rains on the large scale evening today.

Dealing with the natural disaster, authorities in collaboration with border polices in the provinces from Quang Ninh to Khanh Hoa have required 268.691 fishermen, 56, 744  fishing vessels, local fishery reserves and fishing capacities to move to safer places to avoid the storm, said the National Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention and Control and the Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention and Control and the National Committee for Search and Rescue.

By Van Phuc- Translated by Huyen Huong

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