Vietnam: weather alert for a strong tropical depression

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A large atmospheric phenomenon is located over Vietnam and transformed into a storm on Wednesday.

The tropical depression was about 160 km southwest of the Paracel Islands yesterday Tuesday, according to the National Hydrometeorological Forecast Center. Its maximum wind speed was 39 to 61 km/h and it was moving northwest at 5 km/h.

Today, at 1 p.m. local time, the tropical depression was over the maritime regions from Quang Tri to Da Nang, where it may strengthen into a storm, moving northwest at a speed of 10 km/h.

Rough seas and strong winds are expected at sea. Until Thursday morning, heavy rain is forecast in the Quang Tri areas of Quang Nam, as well as in Ha Tinh, Quang Binh and Quang Ngai. From Thursday, eastern parts of the north, and northern parts of the center may experience heavy rain.

The National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control has asked coastal localities from Thanh Hoa to Khanh Hoa to monitor the status of the tropical depression in order to prepare resources when needed.

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