Tropical depression causes heavy showers and thunderstorms

Saturday, 2018-08-11 12:12:11
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NDO - As of 1am on August 11, the centre of a tropical depression entered the northeast of China’s Hainan Island, with the strongest wind near its eye at approx. 40-50kph, according to the latest information from the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF).

In the next 24 hours, the tropical low pressure will move northern at a speed of 5km per hour.

At 1 am on August 12, its centre will be located at approximately 21.6 degrees north latitude and 111.3 degrees east longitude, right on the area of the Southwestern coast of China's Guangdong province. The strongest wind of the tropical low pressure will be roughly 40-50kph.

Due to the effects of the tropical low pressure, strong winds, downpours and thunderstorms have affected the seas in the northwestern area of the East Sea, with rough seas.

Over the next 24 to 48 hours, the tropical low pressure will move western at a speed of 5-10km per hour.

In addition, due to the impact of the tropical convergence strip, and the south-west monsoon, there will be strong thunderstorms, tornadoes and gales in the East Sea and the coastal provinces from Binh Thuan to Ca Mau, Kien Giang and the Gulf of Thailand.