Strong storm ‘Noul” outside Philippines

A strong storm named “Noul”, which appeared near the eastern coast of Philippines, reported the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center on May 8.

By the evening yesterday, the storm was centered 400 kilometers the east southeastwards of territorial water of Philippines at longitude 12, 8 degrees north and latitude 129 degrees east. The storm sustained its wind speeds of level 13- 14 near the center, gusted up to level 16- 17.

At 8am today, it was located 510 kilometers in the east southeastwards of Philippines’s Luzon Island at longitude 14, 5 degrees north and latitude 126, 1 degrees east with its strongest wind of level 14- 17 near the center.

In next 24- 48 hours, the storm is forecast to move the northwestwards of Luzon Island at 20 kilometers per hour, and it then will move the northwards. According to weather forecast, the storm “ Noul” will be centered at longitude 20, 8 degrees north and latitude 121, 5 degrees east in the territorial water between Taiwan (China) and Philippines with its strongest wind of level 14- 15 near the center.

The strong storm is predicted to move to the northeastward at 30 kilometers per hour in next 48- 72 hour.

Due to its effective development, the northeastern territorial water of East Sea will see strong wind at level 6- 8, gusted level 9- 10, sea rough on Sunday.

Meanwhile, because of the influence of low pressure system, the Northern provinces from Thanh Hoa to Phu Yen in the country will continue to face 35- 38 degree Celsius hot weather on Saturday; even some place will meet the temperature of over 38 degrees Celsius.

In Ho Chi Minh City, the highest daily temperature measured at 35- 36 degrees Celsius on May 9. On Sunday, Ho Chi Minh City will see showery weather at night.

By Phuc Hau- Translated by Huyen Huong

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