Tropical depressions hit the northern region

According to the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center, a new tropical low pressure has just appeared in the Gulf of Tonkin and caused medium- heavy rains in the provinces of the north.

Position and direction of two tropical low pressures on East Sea. (Photo: National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center)

While another tropical depression in the northward of East Sea is predicted develop into typhoon. Currently, on-going two tropical depressions are operating on East Sea, and affecting directly to the weather condition on sea and  northern and northern central provinces.

The newest tropical low pressure was located at 20, 7 degrees north latitude and 108, 5 degrees east longitude of the northward of Gulf of Tonkin on August 16. The powerful wind near the center blew level 6-9.

This early morning, it was positioned at 21 degrees north latitude and 109, 1 degrees east longitude of the Gulf of Tonkin.

Director of the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center Mr. Hoang Duc Cuong reported that heavy rains, thunderstorms and cyclones covered the northern region of the Gulf of Tonkin including Bach Long Vi, Cat Hai, Co To and Van Don island district because of the influence of tropical low depression circulation.

Meanwhile, another tropical depression in the northward of East Sea was centered at 22, 1 degrees north latitude and 114, 7 degrees east longitude of Hong Kong (China). It has maximum wind of level 6- 10.

From August 16- 17, it has mainly moved the westward at 10 kilometers per hour, and is going to develop into storm in next days.

By this afternoon, the depression will be centered at 21, 6 degrees north latitude and 112, 2 degrees east longitude, at 240 kilometers of east of Leizhou Peninsula of China with its strongest wind of level 8- 11 near the center.

The two tropical depressions will bring heavy rains on the large scale in the northern and northern central region on August 17- 20. Moreover, due to the impact of the southwest monsoon’s powerful operation, the southern territorial waters from Binh Thuan to Ca Mau and Spratly Island will see strong wind of level 6- 9, big waves of level 2- 4 meters and sea rough.

Copying with the bad weather, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control and the National Committee for Search and Rescue sent the request on measures against heavy rains and flash flood, and gave vessels instruction on sea not moving damaged zones to local authorities from Quang Ninh to Ha Tinh, the northern midland and mountain provinces.

By Van Phuc- Translated by Huyen Huong

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