Storm Sanba to make landfall during Tet

Tuesday, 2018-02-13 17:48:25
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The location and projected path of the tropical storm Sanba
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NDO – The tropical storm Sanba is forecast to make landfall during the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet), according to a warning from the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.

According to the national meteorological agency, at 13.00 on February 13, storm Sanba was located at approximately 9.5 degrees north latitude and 125.0 degrees east latitude. The strongest winds near the centre of the system were measured at 60-75kph.

It is forecast that over the next 24 hours, it will move north-northwest at a speed of 25km per hour.

In the next 48-72 hours, the typhoon will continue to move in a north-northwestern direction, at 10-15kph toward the mainland, before weakening into a tropical depression.

The Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control has sent a dispatch to relevant ministries, branches, and localities in response to Typhoon Sanba.