VOV.VN - Tropical storm Mulan was downgraded into a tropical low depression in the Gulf of Tonkin and struck localities along the northern coast early on August 11.
At 4am on August 11, the tropical depression was located near the coast along Quang Ninh and Hai Phong, with winds gusting 49kph. It is forecast to move further inland and weaken further in the coming hours.
The northern and north-central localities will experience a large spell of heavy rain on August 11, with some areas expected to receive up to 100mm or even 150mm during the day, according to weather experts.
Mulan is the second tropical storm that has form in the East Sea and the first storm that has hit Vietnam the 2022 stormy season.
Before Mulan moved close to the mainland, localities along the northern coast had banned fishing vessels setting sail and reinforced fishing cages. Some had even planned to evacuate local residents in low-lying areas and estuaries in case of emergency.
Several airlines such as Vietnam Airlines and Vietjet Air announced early on August 9 that they would reschedule a number of flights due to the impact of the storm.