The strongest winds near its centre were at 40-50 km/hour, with shock at level 8.
Over the next 24 hours the tropical depression will move southwest at a speed of about 5km per hour.
At 7am on July 23, its location is forecast to be about 21.3 degrees north latitude and 108.4 degrees east longitude, on the north sea of the Gulf of Tonkin, about 60km southeast of Mong Cai City. The strongest winds near its centre will be 40-50 km/hour, with gusts of level 8.
The danger zone in the sea will be at 20.5 degrees north latitude and 107.5-110.0 degrees east longitude in the next 24 hours. All vessels operating in the danger zone are at high risk of being affected by strong winds, high waves, and tornadoes.
For the following 24-48 hours, the tropical depression is likely to change direction and move south-southeast at a speed of 5-10km/hour and weaken into a low-pressure area. By 7am on July 24, its centre is forecast to be about 19.9 degrees north latitude and 108.9 degrees east longitude right on the northwest 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.
It’s been warned that the Gulf of Tonkin waters will face strong winds of level 5, even level 6 at times, with shock at level 11; as well as 2-3m high waves.
In addition, due to the influence of the southwest monsoon, the waters from Binh Thuan to Ca Mau will suffer southwest winds of level 6, at times level 7, with gusts of level 8-9. The middle and southern part of East Sea/South China Sea (including the waters of the Truong Sa Archipelago) and the waters from Binh Dinh to Ninh Thuan will experience strong southwest winds of level 5 and level 6 at times, with shock at level 7-8 and high sea levels from 2-4m.
The waters from Binh Thuan to Ca Mau, and from Ca Mau to Kien Giang will suffer from showers and thunderstorms, with the possibility of tornadoes and strong gusts.