Typhoon Kammuri enters East Sea

The National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center reported that typhoon Kammuri became this year’s seventh tropical storm hitting the East Sea after it had passed through the Central- Philippines yesterday evening. 

Typhoon Kammuri enters East Sea

The dangerous zone was located at around 13.5 degrees north latitude and 119.9 degrees east longitude, at about 650 kilometers from the east northeastern part of the Southwest Cay islet of the Spratly Islands at 5pm yesterday. 

The strongest winds near the eye of the typhoon gusted between 135 kilometers and 150 kilometers an hour. 

As forecast, Kammuri is expected to move west northwestward at a speed of 15-20 kilometers per hour.  By this evening, it will be centered at around 480 kilometers from the Southwest Cay islet with its sustained winds of level 11-12. 

Because of an influence of the tropical storm, the eastern territorial waters of the north and middle of the East Sea will experience sustained winds of level 9-15 and rough sea. 

In the next 24- 72 hours, Kammuri is expected to respectively move westward and southward at a speed of 10-20 kilometers per hour before turning into a tropical low pressure system. 

In the later hours, the dangerous zone is forecast to be at around 150 kilometers from the southwestern part of the Southwest Cay islet. 

Amid the ongoing bad weather, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control held a conference to carry out necessary measures against typhoon Kammuri.

According to Deputy Director of the General Department of Natural Disaster Prevention and Control Nguyen Truong Son, it is necessary to count the number of fishing vessels on sea as well as guide them to move out of the dangerous zones. 

BY VAN PHUC- Translated by Huyen Huong

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