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Tropical low pressure system forms off Vietnam coast

In Vietnam Weather on January 19, 2010 at 2:48 pm

A low pressure zone intensified into a tropical low pressure system over the southern East Sea January 18, the National Hydro-Meteorological Forecast Center said.








The chart shows the tropical low pressure system off the southern coast of Vietnam on January 19 (Photo: the national weather bureau)

At 1 am on January 19, the system lay centered over southern Truong Sa (Spratly Islands).


It packed winds of up to level 7, or 50-61 kilometers an hour, near the eye.


In the next 24 hours the system would intensify and move northwest at a speed of 10 kilometers, the center forecast.


The system will bring medium to heavy rains to the central coastal region.


The southern, south-central, and Central Highlands regions have experienced unseasonable rains in the last few days and this is expected to last another day or two.


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Cold snap kills over 200 cattle

In Vietnam Weather on December 21, 2009 at 4:07 pm








Some 200 cattle die in the cold front sweeping the north and central Vietnam (Photo: Hai Son)

A cold front in the north and central regions is forecast to last two more days, said the national weather bureau on December 20.


The four-day cold front with temperatures from 11-15 degrees Celsius has driven most people indoors. Some mountainous areas have seen temperatures as low as six degrees Celsius.


The cold snap has killed some 200 cattle, of which 140 were calves and young buffaloes, said the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.


Most of the animals were reported to have died in the mountainous northern province of Ha Giang, Lao Cai and Yen Bai.


More cattle and poultry were also reported to have died from the cold in the central provinces of Thanh Hoa, Nghe An and Quang Binh. 


The ministry urged residents to make fires to keep cattle warm, feed them well, and not allow them to roam free. Vegetables and crops have also been hard-hit by the cold weather, according to the ministry.


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Cold weather heading north

In Vietnam Weather on December 3, 2009 at 2:36 am








Cold weather hits the north. (Filed Photo)

A cold front is forecast to affect the north, and central areas of the central region in the afternoon and evening of December 2, said the national weather bureau.


Most areas in the northern region and the central part of the central region will see temperatures of 12-15 degrees Celsius; while some areas will drop to 7-10 degrees Celsius over the next few days, said the bureau.
 
The Gulf of Tonkin and waters off the central region will see level 6 or 7 winds, with gusts up to level 7 or 8.


The cold front will move south on December 3 with fog forecast for the south and south-central region.


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Tropical low-pressure system weakens

In Vietnam Weather on November 30, 2009 at 4:12 am

A tropical low-pressure system has weakened to a depression zone after moving into the southwestern area of the East Sea, the national weather bureau reported November 28.









A tropical low-pressure zone situated over the southern part of the East Sea on November 27 (Photo: National Hydro Meteorological Forecast Center)


The strongest winds near the depression’s eye decreased to below level 6, or less than 39 kilometers per hour, said the bureau.


The tropical depression on November 28 was at 4.8-5.8 degrees latitude and 108.8-109.8 degrees longitude.


The center forecasts that the depression zone will slowly move southwest at a speed of 5 kilometers an hour over the next 24 hours.


It will remain over the sea for the next two or three days, the center said.


The southwestern region of the East Sea including Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands and waters off the coast of Binh Thuan to Ca Mau provinces will see heavy rain and level 6 winds with gusts up to level 7-8.


A cold font is forecast to affect northern and central provinces on the afternoon and evening of November 29 as it continues to move into the southern region.


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Tropical depression lingers, new storm forms

In Vietnam Weather on November 28, 2009 at 3:32 am

A tropical low-pressure system over the southern part of the East Sea continues to affect weather in the southern region while a new storm, Nida, is forming over the Pacific Ocean, the national weather bureau said.








A tropical low-pressure zone situated over the southern part of the East Sea on November 27 (Photo: National Hydro Meteorological Forecast Center)

The storm was at 15.4 degrees latitude and 139.9 degrees longitude on the afternoon of November 26 and is forecast to move northwest at a speed of 10 kilometers an hour. The storm has winds at level 13-14, or 134-166 kilometers an hour.


The tropical depression on November 27 was at 6.6 to 7.6 degrees latitude and 110.7 to 111.7 degrees longitude. The strongest winds near the depression’s eye reached level 6, or 39-49 kilometers an hour.


In the next 24 hours, the depression is forecast to move southwest at a speed of 5-10 kilometers an hour.


Le Thi Xuan Lan, deputy director of the Southern Regional Hydro Meteorological Center’s Forecasting Department said that the depression and northwesterly winds would cause heavy rains and flooding to some areas in Ho Chi Minh City and the southern region.


The southwestern region of the East Sea including Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands and the waters off the region between Binh Thuan to Ca Mau provinces will see level 6 winds with gusts up to level 7-8.

Related article:
Depression cools southern weather


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Depression cools southern weather

In Vietnam Weather on November 25, 2009 at 4:19 am

A trough over the southern part of the East Sea and northeasterly winds have cooled down the southern region, the National Hydro Meteorological Forecast Center said November 23.








A trough over the East Sea has brought cool weather to HCMC since November 22 (photo: Vietnamnet)

The trough lies at 5-6 degrees latitude and 107-108 degrees longitude, it said.


Truong Sa (Spratly) Island, the seas off the region between Binh Thuan and Ca Mau Provinces and Ca Mau and Kien Giang Provinces and the Gulf of Thailand are likely to see storms.


In a dispatch to south central, southern, and Central Highlands provinces the same day, the National Steering Committee instructed local authorities to keep a close eye on weather changes, brace for heavy rains, and prohibit boats from going out to the southern part of the East Sea and the waters off Ca Mau and Kien Giang Provinces.


The sea off the Philippines saw another low-pressure system develop November 23.


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Snow and ice for Sa Pa

In Vietnam Weather on November 22, 2009 at 12:28 pm








A cold snap has produced ice and snow on O Quy Ho Mountain Pass in the northern region of Sa Pa (Photo: SGGP)

Low temperatures together with drizzling rain and fog has combined to produce snow and ice on the top of O Quy Ho Mountain Pass in Sa Pa District, a famous tourist area in the northwest province of Lao Cai.


Luu Minh Hai, deputy director of the Lao Cai Province Hydro Meteorological Forecast Center, said November 21 that temperatures were hovering around 1.5 degrees Celcius.

It is the region’s record-low for the year, Mr. Hai added.


All schools in Sa Pa District have been closed as local residents stay indoors to try to keep warm.


The temperature in Lao Cai City was 12 degrees Celcius on November 21.


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Dredging commences at Hoan Kiem Lake

In Vietnam Weather on November 22, 2009 at 12:27 pm

The project to experimentally dredge Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem Lake, using German technology, started on November 18.

 


The project will run from November 18-27, with the assistance of German and Thai experts, using Germany’s Sediturtie technology.


 


The dredging will work using air and mud pipes with four basic steps: pumping water, sucking out mud, putting mud into a tank to filter before pouring mud into a mud pressing machine.


 









The site for trial dredging has been bordered by iron nets to protect the lakes legendary turtle. The dredging process will be supervised by experts of the Hoan Kiem Lake improving project, the local Departments of Science-Technology, Construction, Natural Resources-Environment and the Hanoi Water Supple-Drainage Company.


 


The Sediturtie machine that can absorb 30 cu.m of mud per hour and split water from mud. Water will be discharged to the city’s drainage system while mud will be transported to another site.


 


Vu Nhu Hanh, deputy director of the Hanoi Department of Science and Technology told Dan Tri online newspaper on November 18 that the project was running very smoothly.


 


Once this trial programme is successful, this technology will be applied to the entire lake


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Cold snap to affect the south

In Vietnam Weather on November 17, 2009 at 11:09 am

A cold front from the north will affect Vietnam’s southern and Central Highlands regions, Le Thanh Hai, deputy director of the National Hydrometeorological Forecast Center, said November 16.








Ho Chi Minh City dwellers wear overcoats during a cold spell last year (filed photo)

Though the daytime weather will continue to be sunny, with the temperature at a high of 29-30 degrees Celsius, nights will be fairly chilly.


Most areas in the north and the central part of the central region are experiencing cold weather and, according to Mr. Hai, will have fog.


The cold spell is likely to last at least five days, he said.


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Cold spell cast over northern Vietnam

In Vietnam Weather on November 15, 2009 at 2:37 pm








A cold front brings chill weather to northern provinces

According to the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting, a cold front moved to coastal provinces in the northern central area November 14, causing temperatures to fall to nine to ten degrees Celsius in the evening.


It blanketed and cast a cold spell over Hanoi and northern delta regions.


Meanwhile, there was also another cold front heading south from the north. It will affect northern provinces on November 15 before moving over central provinces.


Ho Chi Minh City and the southern region will continue to enjoy sunny weather.


Temperatures in southern provinces will rise by two to three degrees to 33-34 degrees as an approaching cold front pushes a warm front in the central region to the south, it said.


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