VOV.VN - Approximately 60,000 fishing vessels operating at sea have been urgently notified to avoid dangerous areas and seek safe shelter from incoming Storm Chaba, according to the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.
Tran Quang Hoai, deputy head of the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, said the storm is forecast to make landfall to the south of China in the area bordering the northern province of Quang Ninh.
It is anticipated that the weather pattern is likely to cause heavy rains, high tides, and impact the coastal dyke system in the region, as well as leading to landslides and flash floods to hit mountainous areas.
According to details given by the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF), typhoon Chaba is situated roughly 310km southeast of China’s Hainan Island and is 640km southeast of the northern province of Quang Ninh, with wind gusts at level 14.
At 13:00 p.m. on July 3, the storm is likely to be located at roughly 200km east of Quang Ninh province with the strongest winds near its eye reaching between 62km and 74km per hour.
Over the course of the next 48 to 72 hours, the storm is expected to track northwest at a speed of approximately 10km per hour before weakening into a tropical depression, then to a low pressure area over the southern part of Guangxi province in China.
Forecasters predict there will be strong wind, high sea waves, and rough sea in the North East Sea area, including the waters of the Hoang Sa archipelago, known internationally as the Paracel islands, and in the Gulf of Tonkin, including in the island districts of Co To and Bach Long Vi.
In addition, it will impact coastal areas of provinces from Quang Ninh to Ninh Binh, as well as Binh Thuan to Ca Mau.