According to the US Naval Marine Forecast Center, after going through Palaui Island in the Philippines on October 3, Typhoon Parma will change direction and move toward the East Sea and Vietnam, Le Thanh Hai, deputy director of the National Hydro Meteorological Forecast Center said October 2.
|Typhoon Parma seen from a satellite on October 1 (Photo: NEA, Singapore)|
Typhoon Parma is currently at levels 15 to 16 and is expected to intensify into level 17, 202 to 221 kilometers an hour.
It is currently moving northwest.
Parma will be more powerful than the recent Typhoon Ketsana, which killed over a hundred people and caused damage estimated to cost hundreds of millions of US dollars in Vietnam alone, he warned.
Fishing boats should not move to northern and southern parts of the East Sea and should keep watch for strong winds.