Storm Nangka has been forecasted to affect localities in the northern and northern central regions of Vietnam this afternoon, October 14.
According to the National Centre for Hydrometeorology Forecasting, at 4 am today, October 14, the storm lay centred in the area which is some 70 kilometres to the southeast of Bach Long Vi Islands with the wind power of 75-90 kilometres per hour.
In the next 12 hours, the storm would move the west into the mainland of provinces from Thai Binh to Nghe An with gusts of wind of 50-60 kilometres per hour. Then it would gradually weaken into a tropical depression.
Since early this morning, coastal provinces from Quang Ninh to Ha Tinh have faced violent winds and rains. Meanwhile, some northern mountainous localities such as Hoa Binh, Son La and Phu Tho have also seen rain.
Heavy rains would cause high risks of landslides for coal mines in Quang Ninh Province.
Authorities of Thanh Hoa Province issued an urgent dispatch in response to Storm Nangka. More than 7,000 local ships and boats have been informed of the storm information and have come to shelters.
Meanwhile, Hoang Phuc Lam, deputy director of the National Centre for Hydrometeorology Forecasting, another tropical depression has appeared in the sea area in the east of the Philippines. It would move to the East Sea on October 15.
This article was originally published in Dtinews