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Typhoon Aere threatens northern, central regions

Update: October, 07/2016 - 11:08
Coastal provinces and cities from Quảng Ninh in the north to Khánh Hòa in the central region have been told to prepare for Typhoon Aere, which has moved into northern East Sea, becoming the sixth storm to hit the East Sea this year. — Photo National Centre of Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting

HÀ NỘI — Coastal provinces and cities from Quảng Ninh in the north to Khánh Hòa in the central region have been told to prepare for Typhoon Aere, which has moved into northern East Sea, becoming the sixth storm to hit the East Sea this year.

According to the National Centre of Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, at noon yesterday, the eye of the typhoon was at 20.7 degrees latitude north and 119.9 degrees longitude east, in the northeast of the East Sea. The strongest wind speeds near the centre were estimated at 60-75km per hour.

In the next 24 hours, the storm is forecast to move west-northwest at about 20-25km per hour and is gaining in strength. At 10am today, its centre is forecast at 20.4 degrees latitude north and 116.37 degrees longitude east, about 650km to the northeast of the Hoàng Sa (Paracel) archipelago. The speed of strongest winds will be 75-90km per hour.

The steering committee for natural disaster prevention has sent a dispatch tasking relevant agencies of the vulnerable coastal areas with updating locals on the storm and strictly monitoring boat activities at sea. — VNS

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