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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

Tropical depression to cause rains in southern region

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

The tropical low-pressure system is likely to cause rains in southern central and southeastern regions, especially in Ninh Thuan, Binh Thuan and Ba Ria-Vung Tau provinces.

Construction of the dyke on the Red River’s right bank, is halted due to unusual flooding (Photo: VNA)

From Tuesday onwards, the depression will move westward at 5-10 kilometers an hour, crossing Phu Quy Island in the Binh Thuan Province to affect the mainland, said the National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center.


On Monday, the system was centered about 200-220 kilometers east of Khanh Hoa to Ba Ria-Vung Tau provinces.


The Central Flood and Storm Prevention and Control Center and the National Committee for Search and Rescue, have instructed local authorities to secure all boats and it need be guide them away from the dangerous seas. The main area of concern is 7-14 degrees latitude north and 113 degrees longitude east.


Provincial authorities should report any changes about the weather conditions to the central organizations, thereby preparing them for any sea rescue that might occur.


Meanwhile, in the northern region, a cold front has triggered showers in provinces of Lao Cai, Yen Bai and Phu Tho.


The national weather bureau said that the rains have combined with the floodwaters flowing down from the upper reaches, causing unusual flooding in the depleted Red River.


The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said, the recent heavy rains and the floodwaters, have brought abundant irrigation water for the northern provinces. Until recently this area has experienced a severe drought.


The national weather bureau has forecasted the floodwaters will continue to rise and will peak on the Red River on Tuesday.


Additionally, weather in the north will turn extreme cold, with strong northeasterly winds. Temperature in the famous tourist destination Sa Pa will drop to 4-5 degrees Celsius and at the top of the Hoang Lien Son range, it will only be -1 degree Celsius.

Source: SGGP

Warning as tropical low nears

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:31 am




Warning as tropical low nears


QĐND – Tuesday, December 14, 2010, 20:18 (GMT+7)

A low tropical pressure formed to the west of the Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelago is forecast to bring strong winds and heavy rains to coastal provinces from Quang Ngai to Ca Mau and Kien Giang, according to the National Hydro-meteorological Forecast Centre.


The pressure is moving towards west at a speed of between 5-10kph, 110km east of Ninh Thuan and Ba Ria-Vung Tau provinces at 7am on Dec. 14 with wind gust of 39-49kph.


The National Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention and Control has instructed flood and storm prevention and control departments at coastal provinces from Quang Ngai to Ca Mau, Kien Giang and relevant ministries and agencies to take measures to prepare for the low pressure.


They were required to audit at sea vessels and inform owners of boats operating offshore of any dangerous developments in the low pressure.


They were also instructed to maintain rescue forces on high alert and keep close watch over the progress of the low pressure and maintain contact with off-shore vessels.


The forecast centre said a cold spell is forecast to hit the northern region on Dec. 14 and bring heavy showers to the northern and north-central regions.


The mountainous province of Lao Cai in particular will experience a temperature of between 11-13 degrees Celsius while temperatures in the town of Sa Pa town are expected to drop to between 2-4 degrees Celsius.


The centre also warned of a high risk of ice and snow along Sapa’s O Quy Ho mountain pass in the next few days.


Source: VNA


Source: QDND

ADB: 3 nations to get additional $49 mln to fight tropical diseases

In Uncategorized on November 24, 2010 at 4:53 am

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is extending US$49 million to expand surveillance response systems to help control dengue outbreaks, and prevent the spread of communicable and tropical diseases in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, the bank announced Tuesday.


“Preventing these diseases requires better local participation and much more intensive regional cooperation,” Vincent de Wit, who leads health professional in ADB’s Southeast Asia Department, said in the announcement.

SGGP file – Volunteers clean up a canal in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 12 during a 2009 summer campaign designed to clean up the environment.

The bank added that the Second Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Regional Communicable Diseases Control Project, which is an offshoot of the first GMS Regional Communicable Diseases Control Project, would also target improvements in the capacity of health services and communities involved in disease control in border districts of the three countries.


The community-based communicable disease control systems funded by the project are aimed at around 1.7 million people living in 116 border districts. About one-third of the population in the target areas belong to ethnic minority groups, according to the Philippines-based lender.


ADB said the new project would build on earlier successes, from the earlier GMS Regional Communicable Diseases Control Project, to strengthen surveillance and response mechanisms.


Financing will come from ADB’s concessional Asian Development Fund with a loan of US$27 million for Vietnam and grants of $10 million for Cambodia and $12 million for Laos. The three countries will provide counterpart support totaling US$5 million equivalent, said ADB.


The Ministry of Health in each country will be the executing agency for the project, which is due for completion in June 2016. The regional coordination unit will be based in Vientiane of Laos.

Source: SGGP

Change direction of tropical depression may cause downpours in central region

In Uncategorized on November 14, 2010 at 9:25 am

Tropical depression to cause downpours in flood-stricken central Vietnam

In Uncategorized on November 12, 2010 at 7:53 am

Tropical depression causes more rains to flood hit central region

In Uncategorized on November 5, 2010 at 10:59 am

Megi downgraded to tropical depression

In Uncategorized on October 24, 2010 at 12:02 pm

BEIJING, Oct 24, 2010 (AFP) – Torrential rain battered southwest China Sunday as Typhoon Megi was downgraded to a tropical depression after wreaking havoc in Taiwan and the Philippines.


Megi, the strongest storm to hit the northwest Pacific in two decades, killed 36 people in the Philippines last week and left 12 dead and two dozen missing in Taiwan as it edged towards China.

A man watches as waves crash into rocks in Zhangpu on October 23, 2010 in Fujian province. AFP

But it lost steam after making landfall in southwest China’s Fujian province late Saturday night and China’s state meteorological bureau downgraded it to a tropical depression early Sunday.


Torrential rains were expected in Fujian and neighbouring Zhejiang province throughout the day, the bureau said.


Taiwanese rescuers continued their search for 25 people left missing after Megi’s heavy rains sparked widespread landslides along a coastal highway on the island.


Emergency workers over the weekend dug up nine bodies buried under the debris of a temple swamped by mudslides, while two more were found in houses and one in a port in northeastern Ilan county, the National Fire Agency said.


On Sunday, rescuers discovered the body of a woman at the site of a landside on the highway, a rescue official told reporters.

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Source: SGGP

East Sea choppy from coming tropical depression

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 6:36 pm

A tropical low-pressure system will leave the Philippines’ waters, heading for the East Sea in the next one or two days, said the national weather bureau. It is then expected to move westward at a speed of 15-20 kilometers an hour.


The northern part of the East Sea will be rough and experience rainstorms and strong winds, the National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center has forecasted.


Affected by the depression, there are currently thunderclouds over the East Sea, which are slowly heading towards to the waters off from Khanh Hoa to Ca Mau, causing showers and thunderstorms for those southern provinces.

Source: SGGP

Tropical depression to bring rains

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 6:35 pm

Affected by a tropical low pressure zone, which was on the northern part of Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands as of 7am August 19, the waters off the central coastal area between Danang City and Binh Thuan Province will become rough with rains, the national weather bureau said Thursday.

A tropical low pressure zone will bring medium to heavy rains to the central and southern central regions

In the mainland, central and southern central provinces will see medium to heavy rains, some places might experience thunderstorms, said the National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center.


The center said residents should keep watch of tornados and strong winds during the thunderstorms.


The tropical depression will slowly move westward at a speed of 5-10 kilometers an hour in the next 24 hours, the center forecasted.

Source: SGGP