|More storms forecast to hit East Sea through the year. — VNA/VNS Photo |Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Some four to five storms and tropical depressions are forecast to appear on the East Sea from October to this year-end, according to the National Hydrometeorological Forecast Centre.
Two of these storms are expected to affect the mainland of Việt Nam, particularly the central and southern regions.
Rainfall from October is forecast to be 10-30 per cent higher than the average amount received in the previous years.
Small floods are predicted in rivers in the northern region during the period. The water level in rivers in the region is 5-10 per cent lower than the average figure.
Cold spells will increase during the year-end and could see large waves of 3-4m along offshore provinces from Quảng Ninh to Cà Mau.
High tide is forecast in early October and November in the southern region.
After battering the central provinces earlier this month, the latest storm, Doksuri Typhoon, killed at least nine people and caused losses of more than VNĐ11 trillion (US$488.9 million), according to a report by the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control. — VNS