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Ninth typhoon to hit south central region

Update: November, 21/2018 - 17:22
The prediction of the ninth typhoon movement. — Photo National Centre for Hydro - Meteorological Forecasting
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Torrential rain is forecast to hit Việt Nam’s south-central and southern localities from Đà Nẵng to Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu provinces, with a typhoon predicted to make landfall on Thursday, according to National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.

The typhoon is forecast to develop from a tropical depression and enter the central region of Philippines on Wednesday night.

If it moves through Palawan Island of the Philippines and enters the East Sea, it will become the ninth typhoon to hit Việt Nam this year.

Downpours will focus on coastal provinces from Quảng Trị to Bình Thuận with total amount of up to 300-500mm. The highest volume of rain is predicted to fall between Friday and next Wednesday.

According to the centre, the typhoon’s direction and power is hard to predict as the typhoon might interact with a cold spell predicted to hit the northern region Wednesday night.

The combination of the typhoon and cold spell could allow the wind speeds to reach 75-120km per hour when it enters Trường Sa (Spratly) Archipelago, the centre said.

The cold spell that will hit northern region on Wednesday evening will lower the temperature to 17-19 degrees Celsius. Rain is predicted to come with the cold spell in northern and central localities. — VNS

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