New storm approaching East Sea

Tropical low pressure located at 13, 3 degrees north latitude and 126, 6 degrees east longitude of the eastward of the mid part of the Philippines at 8 am yesterday with its maximum wind up to level 8- 9, reported the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center.

Direction of the tropical low pressure on East Sea (Source:the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center)

In past 24 hours, the depression moved northwestward at 20 kilometers per hour, and is forecasted to develop into new storm.

By 7am today, it was located at 16, 8 degrees north latitude and 123, 7 degrees east longitude, at 150 kilometers of Luzon Islands with its maximum wind of level 10- 11.

Within next 24- 48 hours, the storm is predicted to move northwestward at 20 kilometers per hour, and operate stronger than the previous days.

Additionally, the powerful operation of southwest monsoon has also caused showery weather, thunderstorm, cyclone and strong wind in the southern territorial water of East Sea from Binh Thuan to Ca Mau and Spratly Islands.

By Song Nguyen- Translated by Huyen Huong

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