Storm Pabuk causes downpours in southern Vietnamese provinces

Saturday, 2019-01-05 13:47:15
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Flooding caused by heavy rains in Ca Mau city, the capital of the southernmost province of Ca Mau. (Photo: NDO)
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NDO/VNA – Rains continue to pour down in the southern provinces of Ca Mau and Kien Giang due to the impact of Storm Pabuk, although it is now heading away towards the Gulf of Thailand.

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.

The storm has caused heavy rains and thunderstorms in Ninh Thuan province since January 1 night with rainfall of 80-130mm per day.