New tropical low pressure system enters East Sea

According to the National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center, a new tropical low pressure system has entered the southern part of the East (South China) Sea, immediately after Storm ‘Jebi’ abated.

On the afternoon of August 5, the tropical low pressure system was located 280 kilometers east of Song Tu Tay Island  in the Truong Sa ( Spratly ) islands  at longitude 11.5 degrees north and latitude 116.5 degrees east.

The tropical low pressure system sustained wind speeds of 39 kph near the center and according to weather forecasts, within the next 24 hours, the system will move west northwestwards at speed of 20 to 25 kph.

The low pressure system has now entered the southern part of Paracel Islands at longitude 15 degrees north and latitude 112 degrees east.

Due to its effect, the northern and central regions will see rain and some places will see heavy rain from August 7-8.

The National Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention and the National Committee for Search and Rescue has alerted leaders of Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Provinces to immediately implement storm prevention measures.

By Phuc Van – Translated by Huyen Huong

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