‘Typhoon Vicente’ to vent fury in Northern Vietnam

‘Typhoon Vicente’ lashed Guangdong Province in South China early this morning, July 24, and is forecast to bring in torrential rainfall into the northern parts of Vietnam unabated for the next two to three days, according to the National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center.

‘Typhoon Vicente’ made landfall in Guangdong Province in South China early on July 24 (Photo: nchmf)

Provinces in the north will see rainfall upto 100-300mm or even 400mm in some places by this afternoon.

So far, a low pressure ridge has already brought in medium to heavy rainfall in the area, with average precipitation touching 50-100mm. This will combine with the torrential rainfall coming in with the typhoon to raise precipitation to 500-600mm in several places.

Water levels are already beginning to surge in Lo, Gam, Thao and Da Rivers and medium flooding is expected along the Red and Thai Binh Rivers in the next two to three days.

In related news, the Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention in Yen Bai Province said that a sudden heavy downpour caused a landslide that blocked several roads in the province from Sunday night until Monday morning. Units under the Department of Transport have cleared the debris to allow traffic to pass through.
A cyclone with wind gales of level 8-9, moving at 62-88 kilometers an hour, lashed Thai Binh Riverside Communes in Tien lang District of Hai Phong City early on Monday. More than 2,000 trees, mainly banana trees, were toppled and 1,200 chickens were killed.

According to the National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center, ‘Typhoon Vicente’ moved into Guangdong Province in South China early this morning, July 24.

By 7am, the typhoon was positioned 470 kilometers east northeast off Mong Cai City in Quang Ninh Province. Its fury reached level 11 to move at 103-117 kilometers an hour.

Within the next 24 hours, it will move west northwest at 20km an hour along the southern coastal parts of Guangxi Province in China and weaken into a tropical depression.

By 7am on July 25, the tropical low pressure system will locate along the borders of Cao Bang and Lang Son Provinces in Vietnam.

Strongest winds near the system will reach level 6 to move at 39-49 kilometers an hour.

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