Typhoon Sonca to enter central coastal provinces

VietNamNet Bridge – Tropical Storm Sonca, the fourth to hit Viet Nam this year, is forecast to make landfall in central and northcentral Viet Nam on Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, according to the National Hydro-meteorological Forecast Centre. The latest image of Storm Sonca (or Storm No 4). — Source: The National Hydro-meteorological Forecast Centre According to the centre, the storm has hardly moved in the past 24 hours. At 4am on Monday, the typhoon location was about 150km southeast of Hainan (China). The strongest winds near the typhoon centre reach the speed of 60km-75km per hour. In the next 24 to 48 hours, the storm is forecast to make landfall from Thanh Hoa to Quang Binh provinces before weakening into a tropical depression. From tomorrow, coastal areas from Thanh Hoa to Quang Binh will have high waves of up to 2-3m and rough sea. These provinces will also face torrential rainfall of 100-250mm. From Tuesday evening and night, in the Red River Delta, Hoa Binh, Son La and the north of Central Highlands, there will be moderate to heavy rain (rainfall from 50 to 150mm). By 4am on Wednesday, the Tonkin Gulf is predicted to experience strong wind of 40-60km per hour. Sonca Storm will also bring rains and thunderstorms in the middle and south of East Sea (including the Spratly Islands), and the sea areas from Ninh Thuan to Ca Mau Province. From Ca Mau to Kien Giang Province, the Gulf of Thailand, there will be rain…... [read more]

At 10 a.m. this morning, the typhoon was centered 160 kilometers southeast of Hainan Island, China. Strongest winds near the eye of the storm reached level 8 moving 60-75 kilometers an hour. In the next 24 hours, it will move west northwest at 10-15 kilometers an hour. At 10 a.m. tomorrow, the typhoon will locate 200 kilometers east off provinces from Thanh Hoa to Quang Binh. Being affected by the typhoon, the northern part of the East Sea has been very rough and choppy. Provinces from Thanh Hoa to Thua Thien-Hue will start seeing medium to heavy rainfall from July 25. The Central Steering Center for Natural Disasters Prevention said that water level in the Red River, Hanoi has been surging quickly, reaching 7.54 meters on Sunday. It is forecast to reach 7.8 meters today. The water level at Pha Lai station in the Thai Binh river will slowly increase. Hoa Binh hydropower reservoirs opened three floodgates yesterday while Son La and Tuyen Quang reservoirs opened one floodgate to reduce flooding in the upper reaches. The Cuu Long river the Mekong Delta has been swollen because of floodwaters from the upper reaches of the Mekong River. It is forecast to reach the peak level of 2.8 meters at Tan Chau station in the Tien river and 2.4 meters at Chau Doc station in the Hau river on July 26. The weather in HCMC and the southern region will be erratic from July 24-28. Temperatures will swing from 25…... [read more]

A tropical depression in the East Vietnam Sea has developed into Storm Sonca and is heading toward north-central Vietnam. Typhoon Sonca was centered 150 kilometers southeast of China’s Hainan Island as of 4:00 am on Monday, according to the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting. The storm is expected to produce winds of 60 to 75km per hour and squalls of up to 100km an hour, traveling northwestward at a velocity of five kilometers per hour. In the next 24 to 48 hours, the typhoon is forecast to make landfall in provinces from Thanh Hoa to Quang Binh in north-central Vietnam before weakening into a tropical low. The weather system should remain in the region until Wednesday morning, packing winds of 40 to 60km per hour. Hoang Duc Cuong, director of the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting, said that they would be monitoring the storm closely this week. Under the influence of Sonca, rough seas and waves of up to three and five meters are anticipated in the northern part of the East Vietnam Sea. The central and southern regions will also be affected by strong winds, while rain is in the forecast along the coastline from Ca Mau City to Kien Giang Province in the Mekong Delta. Heavy rain will impact provinces from Thanh Hoa to Quang Binh. Southern Vietnam, including Ho Chi Minh City, will be influenced by downpours over coming days, with torrential rain likely in the evening…... [read more]

According to the Ministry’s Department of Preventive Medicine, since the beginning of the year, the country has recorded nearly 60,000 dengue infection cases including 17 deaths , a year-on-year hospitalization increase of over 12.5 percent and death rate rise by 3 cases. The disease outbreaks occurred in 61/63 cities and provinces with 26 localities having increased number of infections compared to same period last year. 10 cities and provinces with most infection cases are Hanoi, HCMC, the southern provinces Binh Duong, Dong Nai, An Giang, Dong Thap, Soc Trang, Long An and the central provinces of KHanh Hoa and Da Nang. Medical experts said that summer comes early in the North while rainy season comes early in the South, unpredictable weather is conducive for mosquito development and people’s low awareness and local government’s neglected behavior to the disease lead to more dengue outbreaks. Worse, people don’t let medical workers to spray chemicals to kill the insect. In Hanoi, over 20 percent of people locked the door while medical workers sprayed disinfectant meanwhile 5 percent households disagreed to spray the chemical. The Ministry warned in the last months of the year, the disease will develop complicatedly because it is peak season of the disease and hot weather will prolong in the year. The National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology announced test results showed that virus type of dengue in the North is D1 while it is type D2 in the South. There has been…... [read more]

According to the Ministry’s Department of Preventive Medicine, since the beginning of the year, the country has recorded nearly 60,000 dengue infection cases including 17 deaths , a year-on-year hospitalization increase of over 12.5 percent and death rate rise by 3 cases. The disease outbreaks occurred in 61/63 cities and provinces with 26 localities having increased number of infections compared to same period last year. 10 cities and provinces with most infection cases are Hanoi, HCMC, the southern provinces Binh Duong, Dong Nai, An Giang, Dong Thap, Soc Trang, Long An and the central provinces of KHanh Hoa and Da Nang. Medical experts said that summer comes early in the North while rainy season comes early in the South, unpredictable weather is conducive for mosquito development and people’s low awareness and local government’s neglected behavior to the disease lead to more dengue outbreaks. Worse, people don’t let medical workers to spray chemicals to kill the insect. In Hanoi, over 20 percent of people locked the door while medical workers sprayed disinfectant meanwhile 5 percent households disagreed to spray the chemical. The Ministry warned in the last months of the year, the disease will develop complicatedly because it is peak season of the disease and hot weather will prolong in the year. The National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology announced test results showed that virus type of dengue in the North is D1 while it is type D2 in the South. There has been…... [read more]

Satellite image of tropical storm Sonca approaching central region of Vietnam. The storm poses high risk of floods and landslides. (Photo: nchmf.gov.vn) Hanoi (VNA) – Tropical storm Sonca, the fourth to strike the East Sea and third to hit Vietnam this year, is forecast to make landfall in central provinces of Ha Tinh and Quang Tri on July 25 afternoon and poses a risk of floods and landslides, according to the National Centre for Hydrometeorology Forecasting. The centre said that the strongest winds near the typhoon’s centre reach 60-75 kilometres per hour. In the next 24 hours, the storm will likely to move west and north-west at 15 kilometres per hour and weaken to a tropical low pressure system. From July 25, coastal areas from Thanh Hoa to Quang Tri will experience waves of up to 2-3 metres, while central provinces from Thanh Hoa to Thua Thien-Hue face downpours between 150 millimetres and 250 millimetres. Meanwhile, the Red River Delta, north western provinces of Hoa Binh and Son La and Central region will see moderate to heavy rain (rainfall from 50 millimetres to 150 millimetres). Sonca will also bring rains and thunderstorms in the middle and south of the East Sea (including the Spratly archipelagos) as well as coastal areas from the south central province of Ninh Thuan to the southernmost province of Ca Mau. From Ca Mau to Kien Giang provinces and the Gulf of Thailand, there will be showers and scattered thunderstorms. …... [read more]

NDO – Storm Sonca, the fourth large-scale storm to hit the East Sea this year, made landfall in the northern part of the central province of Quang Tri on July 25 afternoon and downgraded to a tropical depression, according to the latest information from the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF). >>> Localities brace for fourth storm in East Sea As of 4pm on Tuesday, the storm’s centre was located at approximately 17 degrees north latitude and 106.8 degrees east longitude, right on the areas of Quang Binh-Quang Tri provinces, with strongest winds in the eye of the storm recorded at 50-60kph. The State meteorological agency forecast that in the next 12 hours, the typhoon will move mainly to the west-north west at about 15kph and weaken into a tropical depression. By 1am on July 26, the tropical depression will be centred at about 17.5 degrees north latitude and 105.3 degrees east longitude, in Central Laos. The strongest wind of the tropical low pressure will be at about 40-50kph. To deal with the storm, the Central Steering Committee on Disaster Prevention and Control this morning held an online meeting with six central provinces, including Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue, to discuss specific measures. At the meeting, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong, who is also head of the Central Steering Committee for Disaster Prevention and Control, proposed mobilising all forces to respond to Sonca and…... [read more]

SHANGHAI: A bumpy pitch and hot weather took the shine off Inter Milan's 1-0 victory over Lyon on Monday (Jul 24) in a pre-season friendly held in China. Inter Milan's Roberto Galiardini (right) controls the ball past Lyon's Lucas Tousart during their International Champions Cup football match in Nanjing, in China's eastern Jiangsu province. (STR/AFP) The match at Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre - home of Chinese Super League's Jiangsu Suning - saw both sides struggle with the poor surface and humidity. The city's weather bureau issued a red heatwave alert earlier in the day, ordering all outdoor work in the city to be stopped as temperatures hit 39 degrees Celsius, although the mercury dropped by the start of the match. There was little action until the 19th minute, when Lyon's Bertrand Traore let fly from around 20 metres out only for the ball to narrowly sail over the bar. There were also missed opportunities for the French side's Mariano and Ferland Mendy. Inter pulled ahead in the 75th minute when Joao Mario broke down the right flank. The Portuguese midfielder squared the ball to an unmarked Stevan Jovetic, who scored the only goal of the match. After the final whistle, the Inter players held up a banner in Chinese that read: "All of the world is one family - thank you for your support" in front of a delighted crowd. China…... [read more]

Dengue fever cases in the Mekong Delta increased by 125 percent in the first 15 days of July 2017 compared with the same period last year.  A dengue patient at Can Tho Paediatrics Hospital An Giang province alone recorded the highest number of 120 hospitalised cases in the first ten days of this month, followed by Soc Trang province with 110 cases and Dong Thap province, 100 cases.  Statistics show that Can Tho Paediatrics Hospital treated 1,290 cases of dengue fever so far this year, up 23.68 percent year-on-year. Of them, 450 patients hail from Can Tho city, with the remainder from 12 cities and provinces in the Mekong Delta.  During the first half of July, the hospital treated 165 dengue patients, a rise of 125 percent against the corresponding time last year.  Since the beginning of this year, dengue-related deaths have been reported in Dong Thap, Tien Giang and Tra Vinh provinces.  Notable, dengue fever has increased sharply this year among children aged between 10-15 in the Mekong Delta, especially in Can Tho city.  According to Bui Hung Viet, head of the Dengue Fever Department of Can Tho Paediatrics Hospital, the boom in infections is due to weather conditions in the early rainy season, which are favourable for the development of mosquitoes.  He added that dengue fever was previously recorded only in the rainy season. However, he said, it now occurs year-round due to climate change and out-of -season rains.  Dengue fever is transmitted by mosquitoes carrying the virus.…... [read more]

An Giang province alone recorded the highest number of 120 hospitalised cases in the first ten days of this month, followed by Soc Trang province with 110 cases and Dong Thap province, 100 cases.  Statistics show that Can Tho Paediatrics Hospital treated 1,290 cases of dengue fever so far this year, up 23.68% year-on-year. Of them, 450 patients hail from Can Tho city, with the remainder from 12 cities and provinces in the Mekong Delta.  During the first half of July, the hospital treated 165 dengue patients, a rise of 125% against the corresponding time last year.  Since the beginning of this year, dengue-related deaths have been reported in Dong Thap, Tien Giang and Tra Vinh provinces.  Notable, dengue fever has increased sharply this year among children aged between 10-15 in the Mekong Delta, especially in Can Tho city.  According to Bui Hung Viet, head of the Dengue Fever Department of Can Tho Paediatrics Hospital, the boom in infections is due to weather conditions in the early rainy season, which are favourable for the development of mosquitoes.  He added that dengue fever was previously recorded only in the rainy season. However, he said, it now occurs year-round due to climate change and out-of -season rains.  Dengue fever is transmitted by mosquitoes carrying the virus. Its symptoms include high fever, headaches and joint aches, which can be confused with symptoms of other diseases. The disease has potentially dangerous complications such…... [read more]




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