|The path of Yutu, now classified as a tropical low pressure system. — Photo nchmf.gov.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Yutu – the seventh major storm to hit the East Sea this year – was downgraded from a typhoon to a tropical low pressure system on Friday morning according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.
On Tuesday afternoon, the storm crossed the Philippine island of Luzon to enter the waters of the East Sea and quickly lost strength.
At 7 am on Friday, the centre of the storm was about 650 kilometres to the northeast of Hoàng Sa (Paracel) archipelago with wind speeds of 40 to 60 km per hour.
In the next 24 hours, the system will move slowly northward at about five km per hour.
By early Saturday morning, the centre of the low pressure is expected to be 420 km southwest of Taiwan with wind speeds under 40 km per hour.
Due to Yutu’s influence, the northeastern area of the East Sea will have strong wind and rough waters. — VNS