Storm Koguma forecast to downgrade into tropical depression

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Storm Koguma operating in the territorial waters off Thai Binh to Nghe An Province this early morning is forecast to downgrade into a tropical depression on June 13, according to the National Center for Hydrology Meteorology Forecasting.
The tropical storm has triggered drenching rainfall of up to 250 mm last night in the mainland provinces from Thanh Hoa to Quang Binh. 

At 5 a.m. on Sunday, the eye of Koguma was located in the coastal mainland provinces from Thai Binh to Nghe An with a maximum wind of 75 kilometers an hour. 

By this noon, the storm will move west northwestwards at a speed of 20 kilometers an hour and dowgrade into a tropical depression in the mainland of Thanh Hoa Province.

Koguma is forecast to continue bringing heavy rains and strong winds in the Red River Delta, the Northern midland region and provinces from Thanh Hoa to Ha Tinh. It will cause rain surges, rough sea, big waves, cyclones and whirlwinds in Bach Long Vi Island, the northern and southern territorial waters including the Spratly Islands, the coastal provinces from Binh Thuan to Kien Giang and the Gulf of Thailand on Sunday. 
 
Downpour surge is expected to trigger floods in rivers and streams of the provinces from Thanh Hoa to Quang Binh from June 12 to 16. 

Storm Koguma forecast to downgrade into tropical depression ảnh 1 Risks of a flash flood, flooding and landslides are warned for low-lying areas of the Northern moutainous provinces
Additionally, risks of a flash flood, flooding and landslides are warned for low-lying areas of Lai Chau, Dien Bien, Son La, Hoa Binh, Lao Cai, Yen Bai, Ha Giang, Tuyen Quang, Phu Tho, Ha Tinh, Ninh Binh, Nam Dinh, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An and several parts of Hanoi. 

By staff writers- Translated by Huyen Huong

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