Tropical depression to bring rains to Vietnam
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The tropical depression that has been formed east of Philippines’ Luzon Island is moving towards the East Sea and will bring widespread rains to Vietnam, especially in the northern region.
The expected route of the tropical depression Photo: National Hydro-meteorological Forecasting Center
The National Hydro-meteorological Forecasting Center reported that at 7 am today, the depression was located northwest of the island and sustained winds of 50-61 kph and gusts of 63-87 kph.
The depression has been moving west-by-northwest at 15 kph and will enter the northeast area of the East Sea this afternoon and may upgrade into a storm with winds of 62-74 kph and gust of 76-102 kph.
At 7 am tomorrow, July 22, the possible storm will lay 660 km northeast of Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands with the same wind force.
If its direction is unchanged, the storm will move towards the sea area between the Hainan Island and Leizhou Peninsula of China, said Le Thanh Hai, deputy director of the center.
Due to impacts of the depression, the northeast area of the East Sea will have winds of 45-62 kph along with showers and thunderstorms.
The depression, which is combining with strong seasonal southwest winds, will also cause rough seas around the Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands and in the region between Binh Thuan and Ca Mau provinces, with winds of 45 kph and gusts of up to 75 kph.
Many provinces in northern Vietnam will have widespread rains from July 23 to 25, and the same weather condition may also be seen in the Central Highlands and southern Vietnam.