Forecasters said on November 7 that the typhoon was positioned at 13.5 degrees north latitude and 117.0 degrees east longitude, putting it at approximately 380km northeast of the Song Tu Tay island in the Truong Sa archipelago, also known as the Spratly islands.
The weather pattern’s strongest winds were estimated at between 75km and 100km per hour close to the centre of the typhoon.
During the next 24 hours, it is anticipated that the typhoon will move slowly before changing its direction to move west and strengthening further. As a result of the impact of both the typhoon and cold air, waters in the East Sea will be rough.
In the next 48 hours, the typhoon is then expected to track west-northwest at a speed of between 10km and 15km per hour.
At 7am on November 10, it is predicted that the typhoon will be located at 13.3 degrees north latitude and 110.8 degrees east longitude, approximately 180km east of the provinces of Quang Ngai and Khanh Hoa.
At this point, the typhoon will have a sustained wind speed of between 90km and 115km per hour.
Over the course of the next 72 hours, it will then move west-northwest at a speed of between 10km to 15km per hour, move further inland then weaken and dissipate.