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Tropical low-pressure system forms in East Sea

Update: October, 03/2016 - 15:05
A big tree falls into a car in Hà Nội’s Hai Bà Trưng Street during the third tropical storm of this year, internationally named Dianmu. — Illustrative photo news.zing.vn
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HÀ NỘI — This month’s first tropical low-pressure system, forming over the southern part of the Hoàng Sa (Paracel) Archipelago, is predicted to bring strong winds, torrential rainfall and whirlwinds from the sea.

The provinces from Bình Thuận to Cà Mau and Kiên Giang will be affected.

It was stated in the latest warning issued by the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting this morning.

The centre said some 2-3 tropical low-pressure systems and storms were forecast to hit the East Sea this month, of which, some 1-2 tropical low-pressure areas and storms were expected to hit coastal central localities.

In the meantime, the central and Central Highlands regions were put on alert for torrential rainfall, flash floods and landslides due to the combination of the cold spell and the inter-tropical convergence zone this month, the centre said.

Statistics released by the General Statistics Office has revealed that natural disasters killed 125 people and injured 266 others during the first nine months of this year. — VNS

 

 

 

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