Typhoon Noru heads toward central Vietnam

VOV.VN - Central provinces of Vietnam are expected to endure a big spell of rain in a couple of days as typhoon Noru is moving fast toward the central region, according to the National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.

At 13.00 on September 24, Noru was swirling around the area about 660km east of the Philippines’ Luzon island, packing winds of 113kph near its centre.

In the next 24 hours, the typhoon is forecast to move west at a speed of 20kph and is likely to gain strength.

On September 26, the typhoon is anticipated to move into the East Sea and head for the central coast of Vietnam.

The typhoon is likely to further strengthen with winds gusting approximately 150kph near its eye on September 27 before pounding the central coast of Vietnam the following day.

It will dump heavy rain on localities along the central coast from Thanh Hoa to Quang Binh.

Weather experts warned about possible severe flooding in low-lying areas, and possible landslides and flashfloods in mountainous areas.