Tropical pressure to make landfall in Quang Ninh & Hai Phong
(VNF) - Northern coastal provinces have been put in alert mode for the risk of floods and landslides, whilst the depression is forecast to bring heavy downpours to Hanoi and other parts of the north.
The tropical depression will make landfall in Quang Ninh and Haiphong at around 4pm today (source: NCHMF)
According to the National Center for Hydro-Metereological Forecasting (NCHMF), a tropical depression, formed in the South China Sea (with an epicenter northwest of the Chinese island of Hainan) is heading towards Vietnam.
The tropical depression is forecast to make landfall in Quang Ninh Province, home to the popular tourist site Ha Long Bay, and its port neighbor Hai Phong at around 4 p.m today afternoon.
In the northern coastal province from Quang Ninh to Thanh Hoa, wind speech is forecast to reach 50-55 km/h.
The center also noted possibility of rough waters with waves of up to three meters around the Ha Long Bay area.
A house in central Vietnam heavily damaged by Doksuri typhoon in August (source: VNE)
Hanoi and northern provinces will experience heavy rainfall of up to 150mm in the afternoon, said NCFMH.
Northern coastal provinces have been put in alert mode for the risk of floods and landslides.
Vietnam has already suffered destructive stormy weather this year, since floods in northern Vietnam killed at least 26 people and washed away hundreds of homes in August, before Typhoon Doksuri killed at least eight people in the central region earlier this month.
Last year, tropical storms and flooding killed 264 people in Vietnam and caused damage worth VND40 trillion ($1.75 billion), nearly five times more than in 2015./.
( VNF )