Storm ‘Utor’ gains strength in East Sea

The National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center has said that the new Storm ‘Utor’ has now gained in strength and moved towards the East Sea on August 11.

The storm was located some 350km southeast of Luzon Island off the Philippines with maximum wind speed near the center exceeding 150kph.

Weather forecasters said that ‘Utor’ will move west within the next 24 hours.

As of 13.00 hours on August 13, the storm will be centered at 19.7 degrees latitude north and 115.8 degrees longitude east. The East Sea will remain rough due to strong winds from the storm.

Meantime, a tropical low pressure system has also been forming on the East Sea, and currently located 150 kilometers northeast of Song Tu Tay Island on Truong Sa Archipelago at longitude 12.6 degrees north and latitude 115.8 degrees east.

Due to the effect of the tropical low pressure system, waters off the central province of Binh Thuan to Ca Mau Province remain choppy and the Southern and Central Highland regions are seeing incessant heavy rain.

By Van Phuc - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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