Storm Pabuk is moving west-northwest at a speed of 15-20km per hour (Source: nchmf.gov.vn)
The storm, the first to hit the East Sea this year, has also caused heavy rains in south-western provinces.
At 1pm on January 4, the storm’s eye was 330km west-southwest of Tho Chu island in Kien Giang province. Wind velocity near the eye reached up to 90 km per hour.
Over the next 24 hours, the storm is forecast to continue moving west-northwest at a speed of 15-20km per hour. At 1pm on January 5, its eye is predicted to be 220km northwest of Thailand’s Phuket province.
The sea area in the southwest of the Gulf of Thailand is experiencing rough waves of up to 5m, while strong winds are seen on the waters from Ca Mau to Kien Giang.