The tropical depression in the East Sea is moving towards Luzon Island in the Philippines and could cause rough seas between Binh Thuan and Ca Mau Provinces, the Central Hydro-meteorological Forecasting Center reported.
It may intensify into a storm, the center warned.
At 7 pm yesterday, the depression was located about 560 km east-southeast off Luzon Island with strong winds of force 7 (50-61 km per hour) and was moving west-northwest at 15 km per hour.
At 7 pm today it is expected to lie centered around 200 km east-southeast off the island. It could develop into a tropical storm with winds of force 8 (62-74 km per hour).
With the southwest monsoon already blowing over the southern part of the East Sea, including the sea off Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands, there could be winds of force 5-7, rainstorms, and possible squalls between Binh Thuan and Ca Mau.
The tropical depression is moving towards the Philippines and is likely to cause strong winds off Vietnam’s coast (Photo: NCHMF)