|The direction of the tropical low-pressure system. — Photo nchmf.gov.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — A tropical low-pressure system is quickly moving west at 30-35km per hour and heading to the East Sea.
The National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting on Tuesday morning predicted that the system would develop as a typhoon with the strongest wind speed of 60-75km per hour near its eye, as it approached the East Sea on Wednesday.
The centre said by 7am on Wednesday morning, the typhoon would be 170km to the south-southeast of Trường Sa (Spratly) Archipelago’s Song Tử Tây Island.
In another development, the centre forecast that inundation would occur in lowland areas in HCM City, Cần Thơ City and Vĩnh Long Province due to high tides in the coming days.
Water levels of Cửu Long and Sài Gòn rivers are, meanwhile, rapidly rising. It is expected that the water would reach the maximum levels on Wednesday and Thursday. — VNS