VOV.VN - A tropical low-pressure system along with two storms to the east of the Philippines are likely to enter the East Sea from April 7 to April 8, according to information given by the Standing Office of the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.
This represents an unseasonal weather pattern due to the tropical depression and storms potentially appearing earlier than the typical annual rule, said forecasters.
As a means of mitigating the damage caused by the possible tropical depression and storms, localities and cities are required to keep a close watch on the development of these weather patterns in the future from both domestic and international forecasting agencies in order to deal with any worst-case scenario.
Furthermore, the Steering Committees for Disaster Prevention and Control in localities has also been requested to notify vessels operating at sea to find safe shelters while simultaneously staying active in devising plans aimed at ensuring the safety of local people and their assets.
According to the Standing Office of the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, there have been unseasonal downpours and floods, which have hit the central region over recent days, thereby causing losses of human lives and property, as well as impacting agricultural and fisheries production activities.
The National Centre for Hydrometeorological Forecasting also revealed that torrential rain is poised to wreak havoc in provinces from Thua Thien - Hue to Khanh Hoa from April 3 to April 6, with possible risks of flash floods, landslides in mountainous areas, and severe flooding in low-lying, riverside, and urban areas.
Local authorities have also been called upon to urgently support flood victims as part of wider efforts to overcome the consequences of natural disasters and help residents resume production activities as soon as possible.
Forecasters said up to 10 to 12 storms and tropical depressions are forecast to enter the East Sea this year, with four to six of the total directly affecting Vietnam.