Tropical depression gains strength, takes aim at Vietnam

VOV.VN - A tropical low-pressure system is likely to hit central and northern Vietnam this weekend, bringing heavy rains and high winds.

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On Saturday morning (July 15), the system was near Hoang Sa (Paracel) Islands with the fastest wind speed of 60 kilometres per hour, the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting said in a statement.

It’s moving at the speed of 10-15 kilometres per hour and is expected to be south of Hainan Island tomorrow, before moving towards the Gulf of Tonkin, where it might grow into a storm.

By Sunday night, the system is forecast to be 190 kilometres from the Hai Phong – Nghe An coast with winds clocking speeds of up to 75 kilometres per hour.


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