Storm Doksuri moving towards East Sea
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Storm Doksuri has formed southeast of the Philippines and is moving towards the East Sea, and is likely to have impacts on Vietnam, the National Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting Center has reported.
The expected route of storm Doksuri Photo: National Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting Center
At 1 a.m. today, the storm was located 380 km east of the Philippines’ Luzon Island with winds of 62-74 kph and gusts of 76-102 kph. It is moving mostly northwest at 20 kph and may strengthen.
At 1 a.m. tomorrow, the storm will lay off the northern area of the island with stronger winds, at 75-88 kph and gusts of 88-117 kph.
The storm will then move at the same speed until it reaches an area 300 km south-southeast of China’s Hong Kong, with winds of 89-102 km and gusts of up to 132 kph, at 1 am Saturday.
Due to the storm, the northeast area of the East Sea will face strong winds ranging from 51 kph to 75 kph, with gusts of 103-132 kph, beginning this evening, June 28.
The storm, which is combining with strong seasonal southwest winds, will cause rough seas around the Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands and in the region between Binh Thuan and Ca Mau provinces, with winds of 40-45 kph and gusts of up to 75 kph.