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Tropical depression affects southern waters

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 10:11 am

A tropical low pressure zone is now centered 240 kilometers east off Khanh Hoa – Ba Ria-Vung Tau provinces’ coast, 9.7-10.7 degrees latitude north and 110.1-111.1 degrees longitude east on Monday.

The position of the tropical depression off Vietnam’s southern coast on December 13 (Photo: national weather bureau)

According to the National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center, the winds near the system’s eye have peaked to Category 6 (39-49 kilometers an hour).

In the next 24 hours, the tropical depression will move westward at a speed of 5-10 kilometers an hour, the center stated.

Consequently, the system will move closer to the southern coast. That is, 110 kilometer east off Ninh Thuan to Ba Ria-Vung Tau provinces.

Because of this tropical depression, the waters off Binh Dinh to Ca Mau will become rough, as strong winds affect costal areas.

Meanwhile, a cold front will move south and will affect northern Vietnam by tomorrow morning.

The cold front will cause scattered rains to develop in the north and medium to heavy rain in the central region. The sea will be rough. In conclusion, it will be very cold in the northern mountain areas.

Source: SGGP

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