Bolaven weakens into tropical depression, spares Vietnam

A tropical depression crossed the Philippines on Friday and is heading toward southern Vietnam as forecasts say it might strengthen into a storm. "Two forecast models by Japan and the U.S. suggest that on Saturday the tropical depression could strengthen into a storm, while other models suggest the storm could enter the Mekong Delta," said Le Dinh Quyet, deputy director of the Southern Regional Hydro-Meteorological Center's forecasting department. At 4 p.m. on Friday, the tropical depression was about 460 kilometers (286 miles) east-southeast of the Spratly Islands with wind speeds of up to 60 kilometers per hour according to the…... [read more]

Storm Sonca, the fourth to hit Vietnam this year, has weakened into a tropical depression, forecasted to bring torrential rains to many northern and central localities.According to the National Hydro-meteorological Forecast Centre, by 3 pm on July 25, the storm made landfall in Quang Tri Province with Vinh Linh District being hardest hit. Many local households were damaged. Meanwhile, thousands of trees along the road from Cua Tung to Cua Viet were felled.Many houses in Ha Tinh Province’s Duc Tho District were also damaged on the afternoon of July 25. A tree in Quang Tri Province was felled due to…... [read more]

At 4 a.m., the tropical depression was in the waters of Ninh Thuan, Binh Thuan and Khanh Hoa provinces, with wind speeds of up to 60 kilometers per hour.People in these provinces have resumed their daily life after a sleepless night expecting the storm.The tropical depression will head west at 20 kilometers per hour. By 4 p.m. on November 19 it will be over Khanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan, Binh Thuan and Lam Dong provinces with maximum wind speeds of 50 kph. It is expected to later form a low-pressure area in southern Cambodia.Flooding across the coast from northern province Ha Tinh…... [read more]

The tropical depression is forecast to move the west- southwestward at a speed of 10- 15 kilometers an hour and weaken into a low pressure zone within next 24 hours. Because of the circulation influence, the territorial water of the Paracel Islands has experienced showery weather, thunderstorm, powerful wind of up to level 5-8 and sea rough. BY SONG NGUYEN- Translated by Huyen Huong... [read more]

HÀ NỘI — Proactive preparations are urged in the face of an incoming tropical depression which is likely to strengthen into a typhoon over the next 24-48 hours, the central steering on natural disaster prevention said on Friday. As per the latest report by the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorology Forecasting, the depression was recorded in the southern region of the South China Sea on Friday  afternoon. If it strengthens to become a typhoon, it would mark the 14th to hit Việt Nam this year. It is expected that in the next 24 hours, the tropical depression will head in a…... [read more]

As of 1 p.m. on July 22, the tropical depression was about 120 kilometers (75 miles) northeast of the Hoang Sa Archipelago (Paracel Islands), with wind speeds of up to 60 kilometers per hour.  The tropical depression, which strengthened from a low-pressure system, is slowly heading west-northwest with constant wind speed.Meanwhile, another low-pressure system in the northeastern part of the East Sea has strengthened into Tropical Storm Roke, the third storm of the season. As of 1 p.m. on July 22, the storm was about 620 kilometers southeast of Hong Kong (China), with wind speeds of up to 75 kilometers per…... [read more]

However, it still poses a threat of landslides, warned the centre.Mountainous provinces have been warned of possible flash floods and landslides. At 7pm on July 12, the eye of the depression was at 21 degrees north latitude and 106.7 degrees east longitude, according to the centre. Winds of 39km per hour (force 6) were recorded.The depression is expected to move west overnight and weaken as it moves further inland.The National Committee for Flood and Storm Control held an urgent meeting on July 11 to discuss measures to cope with the storm.Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has asked all northern…... [read more]

The Centre reported that at 1pm on November 17, the eye of the tropical depression was located at 9.5 N, 119.5 E in the eastern area of Palawan Island in the Philippines. The strongest winds near the centre of the tropical depression are estimated to be at category 7, with maximum speeds of 40-60km per hour.In the next 24 hours, the tropical depression will move west–northwest at a speed of 25-30km per hour, and will likely strengthen into a storm. Due to the circulation of the tropical depression, heavy downpours and thunderstorms will occur over southern waters in the East Sea.…... [read more]

The Dianmu- This year’s third typhoon of Vietnam was weakened into tropical low pressure at 4pm yesterday after it made landfall in the east northern provinces of Thai Binh, Hai Phong, Hung Yen and Hai Duong, reported the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center. The depression moved mainly mid west and west- northwestward at 15- 20 kilometers per hour. Maximum wind in the northern provinces of Quang Ninh, Hai Phong, Thai binh, Lang Son, Bac Giang, Bac Ninh, Hai Duong and Hung Yen was measured at level 7- 9, and gusted level 6- 7 in Ha Nam, Nam Dinh, Ninh Binh,…... [read more]

Typhoon Nalgae was downgraded to a tropical depression by nightfall of October 4, after entering the southern areas off Hainan Island in China. According to the National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center, the depression was centered 18.3 degrees north latitude, 107.9 degrees east longitude and 160 kilometers east northeast of Nghe An-Quang Tri coastline by 7am on October 5. Wind speeds near the depression dropped to level 7 moving at 39-49 kilometers an hour.The tropical depression is now expected to move west southwestward at 10-15 kilometers an hour and will continue to weaken into a low pressure zone.By early morning of…... [read more]