Nakri expected to become strongest typhoon in 2019

According to the latest weather news of the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center, this year’s sixth tropical storm named internationally as Nakri is likely to chug along the South- Central, East- Southern and Central Highlands regions. 

Position of typhoon Nakri in the East Sea on November 7 (Photo: nchmf)

Position of typhoon Nakri in the East Sea on November 7 (Photo: nchmf)

At 4m today, typhoon Nakri was centered at around 340 kilometers from the Southwest Cay islet of the Spratly Islands with the maximum wind of 75- 90 kilometers per hour. 

Within the next 24-72 hours, the dangerous zone is expected to move eastward and westward respectively at its rapid speed of 5- 15 kilometers. In the next couple of days, the tropical storm is forecast to turn into a tropical low pressure system. 

The weather agency issued prediction for the typhoon, which would strike land in the above localities from the daytime of November 10 to the early morning of the following day. 

According to Director of the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center Mai Van Khiem, Nakri would become this year’s strongest typhoon if its intensity reaches level 11.  

Nakri tends to gain strenth because it is located in warm water, which results in the favorable dynamic conditions of intensive convergence, and is additionally influenced by continental high pressure system spreading out southern region in combination with cold air mass from the northern region. 

As forecast, heavy to heavy downpours will cover the coastal provinces and cities from Thua Thien- Hue to Phu Yen, and the eastern part of Gia Lai and Kon Tum provinces with an excessive rainfall of over 100 mm. 

BY PHUC HAU- Translated by Huyen Huong

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