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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.

Source: SGGP Bookmark & Share