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Eighth tropical storm hits East Sea

Update: September, 17/2013 - 15:27
A tropical low-pressure system over the East Sea developed into a storm this morning, the eighth for the year, according to the National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.— Photo nchmf.gov.vn

HA NOI (VNS)– A tropical low-pressure system over the East Sea developed into a storm this morning, the eighth for the year, according to the National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.

The centre said the storm was predicted to bring torrential rains for provinces from Nghe An to Khanh Hoa tomorrow afternoon.

In the meantime, showers will blanket the sea from Binh Thuan to Ca Mau provinces.

The storm will also causes strong winds and rough seas in the northern and central parts of the East Sea.

By 7am this morning, the eye of the storm was near the Hoang Sa (Paracel) Archipelago, with wind speeds reaching 62-74km per hour. It is moving west at 5-10km per hour. –VNS

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