Typhoon Phanfone to weaken further due to impact of cold air mass

According to the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center, this year’s eighth tropical storm named internationally as Phanfone is likely to be on weakening trend heading through Sunday due to an influence of the cold wave. 

Map of typhoon Phanfone (Photo: http://nchmf.gov.vn/)

Map of typhoon Phanfone (Photo: http://nchmf.gov.vn/)

As forecast, the eye of Phanfone is expected to locate at around 310 kilometers from the Paracel Islands with its sustained winds between 60 and 75 kilometers per hour in the next 24- 48 hours.

The dangerous zone is predicted to maintain the west northwestward with its maximum speed of around 10 kilometers an hour. 

Yesterday afternoon, the eye of Phanfone was centered at around 440 kilometers from the east northeastward of the Southwest Cay Islet with powerful winds of level 8-12. 

Amid the ongoing weather condition, the Border Guard High Command gave announcement, tally and instruction to 41,592 vessels carrying 206,338 people out of the dangerous areas near the eye of Phanfone. 

The Standing Office of the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control suggested localities to keep close eye on the storm and northeastern monsoon.

BY PHUC HAU- Translated by Huyen Huong

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