Tropical depression shocks at level 8 over the waters of Quang Ninh Province

Friday, 2021-07-23 09:06:40
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The Northern and North Central region continue to be warned of thunderstorms from now to July 24, with moderate to heavy localised rain and risks of flash floods and landslides in mountainous provinces.
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NDO – On the morning of July 23, a tropical depression moved down to the Gulf of Tonkin with its centre located right over the waters of the north of Quang Ninh Province at 7am, packing 40-50 kilometres per hour (level 6) winds, with shock at level 8, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF).

For the next 24 hours, the tropical depression will move south-southwest at a speed of 10 kilometres per hour. At 10am on July 24, the centre of the depression will be at about 19.6 degrees north latitude and 107.2 degrees east longitude, about 110 km southeast of Nam Dinh Province, packing 40-50 kilometres per hour (level 6) winds, with shock at level 8.

The danger zone in the sea in the next 24 hours will be at 19.0 degrees north latitude and 109.5 degrees east longitude.

Over the following 24-48 hours, the storm will likely change direction and move southwest at a speed of 5-10 kilometres per hour, gradually weakening into a tropical depression. All vessels operating in the danger zone are at high risk of being affected by strong winds, high waves and tornadoes.

The tropical depression will move east-southeast at a speed of 10-15 kilometres per hour, and weaken into a low-pressure area. By 7am on July 25, its centre is forecast to be about 18.5 degrees north latitude and 109.3 degrees east longitude right on the south coast of Hainan Island (China). The strongest winds in the centre of the low-pressure area will have decreased to below level 6 (under 40km/hour), with its disaster risk at level 3.

The Northern and North Central region continue to be warned of thunderstorms from now to July 24, with moderate to heavy rains locally and risks of flash floods and landslides in mountainous provinces.

From now until July 24, there will be moderate, heavy to very heavy rain in the North region, with a common rainfall of 50-100mm. In the Northeast region specifically, Hoa Binh Province and Son La Province will witness very heavy rain of 80-150mm.

In Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, and Ha Tinh from now until July 25, there will be very heavy rain, from 150-300mm, even more than 300mm in some places. The area from Quang Binh to Thua Thien Hue will see moderate rain to heavy rain from 50-150mm time, and over 150mm in some places.

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