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Storm Barijat to devolve into depression

by VTV413 September 2018 Last updated at 10:19 AM

VTV.vn - Barijat, which is currently heading towards northern Vietnam, could weaken into a tropical depression on Friday morning, meteorologists say.

As of Wednesday morning, Barijat was approximately 510 kilometers away from China's Hainan Island in the northeast with a maximum wind speed of 75kilometre per hour, according to the National Center for Hydrometeorological Forecasting. Over the next two days, the typhoon will travel towards Vietnam's northern coastal provinces from Quảng Ninh to Nam Định. It's expected to devolve into a tropical depression as it makes landfall Friday morning.

Super Typhoon Mangkhut, also known as Ompong in the Philippines, will be heading towards the East Sea over the next three days. Latest reports put Mangkhut's current maximum wind speed at 269 kph, putting it in category 5 of the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale. It's expected to get even stronger.

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