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Tropical low may develop into storm

Update: June, 18/2012 - 10:32

HA NOI — A tropical low pressure system over the East Sea had the potential to develop into a storm, the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting said yesterday.

At 1pm yesterday, the centre of the tropical low was about 120km from China's Hainan Island with a wind speed up to 61kph

It was forecast that in the next two days the tropical low would move east-northeast at a speed of 3-5kph and could develop into a storm.

By 1pm today the low would be about 190km from Hainan Island with wind speeds up to 74kph.

The north-west area of the East Sea, including the northern part of the Hoang Sa (Paracel) Archipelago, could have windspeeds up to 61kph and be accompanied by heavy rains.

The southern area of the East Sea, including the Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelago, could have winds up to 49kph. — VNS

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