The National Center for Hydro Meteorological Forecasting said two or three typhoons and a tropical-low pressure system may occur on the East Sea; of these, a typhoon would be able to make landfall in the north central Vietnam, in September alone.
Deputy Standing Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem chaired an urgent meeting with people’s committees of 24 districts this morning to carry out measures dealing with the parallel tropical depressions near seashore and the East Sea which are forecast to influence in the city.
A tropical depression near Luzon Island of the Philippines is predicted to strengthen into Typhoon Guchol, which will land in the East Sea (South China Sea), according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.
A coal-laden vessel carrying 26 crew members was suddenly sunk by typhoon Talas near the Hon Ngu Island in the territorial water of Nghe An province this morning, reported the National Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.
The National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center said that the first storm hitting Vietnam this year will respectively be weakened into a tropical low pressure system and a low pressure zone in next couple days.