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New tropical depression forecast to develop further

by NDO05 July 2021 Last updated at 11:00 AM

Projected location and movement of the low-pressure area. (Photo: mchmf.gov.vn)
Projected location and movement of the low-pressure area. (Photo: mchmf.gov.vn)

VTV.vn - A reported low pressure area in the East Sea (South China Sea) is likely to strengthen into a tropical depression and move rapidly towards the northwest in the next 24 hours, according to the national weather service.

A report from the National Centre for Hydro - Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF) early this morning (July 5) announced that at 1 am today, the low pressure was at about 700 km southeast of Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) Archipelago.

It is forecast that in the next 24 hours, the low-pressure area will move to the northwest at a speed of 15-20 km per hour, and is likely to strengthen into a tropical depression.

At 1 am on July 6, the tropical depression is forecast to be at about 300 km east of Hoang Sa, with the strongest wind reaching 40-50 km/h.

Over the next few days, it is forecast to gain greater strength while moving in a northwest direction.

Due to the influence of a low-pressure trough connected to the low-pressure area, combined with the southwest monsoon that tends to get stronger, from July 5, strong winds and rough sea are forecast offshore the provinces from Binh Thuan to Ca Mau, as well as in the north and middle parts of the East Sea.

Showers, thunderstorms, tornadoes and strong gusts are likely to occur in the area between and south of the East Sea (including the waters of Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelago), the sea from Binh Dinh to Ca Mau, from Ca Mau to Kien Giang and the Gulf of Thailand.

Meanwhile, in the North, subtropical high pressure moving to the west has been causing showers and thunderstorms in the northern mountainous provinces since yesterday night. Heavy rainfall was recorded in Nam Ty (Ha Giang) at 151mm, Thong Nguyen (Ha Giang) at 146mm, Bac Quang (Ha Giang) at 103mm, Ha Lang (Tuyen Quang) at 140mm, Thuong Lam (Tuyen Quang) at 112mm, and Minh Quang (Tuyen Quang) at 102mm.

It is forecasted that from now until July 8, in the Northern region there will be showers and thunderstorms, with a common rainfall of 100-200mm, even over 250mm in some places. During the thunderstorms, there is a possibility of tornadoes, lightning, hail and strong winds. Mountainous localities are being warned of the risk of flash floods, landslides and localised flooding.

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