Typhoon Phanfone enters East Sea, becoming the 8th typhoon in 2019

Thursday, 2019-12-26 11:03:18
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The expected path of typhon Phanfone. (Photo: NCHMF)
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NDO – Typhoon Phanfone moved into the East Sea on the evening of December 25, with strong winds at scale 14,and has become the 8th typhoon in the waters of the East Sea in 2019.

According to the National Centre for Hydro - Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF), the typhoon was located about 500km east-northeast of Vietnam’s Song Tu Tay Island at 7am on December 26. The strongest windsnear the typhoon’s eye are about 115-135km per hour (scale 12), shock at scale 14.

The typhoon is forecast to move west-northwest in the next 24 hours at a speed of 10km per hour.

It will be 390km northeast of Song Tu Tay Island by 7am on December 27 with the strongest winds reaching up to 135km per hour (scale 12), shock at scale 14.

Due to the impact of the typhoon, the East Sea sees strong winds of scale 8-10 while the area near the eye of the typhoon suffers winds of scale 11-12, shock at scale 14. Sea waves are about 6-8m high.

The typhoon is expected to weaken into a tropical depression in the next 48-72 hours.

The Central Steering Committees for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control held a meeting with relevant agencies in Hanoi this morning to direct measures to respond to the typhoon.

It is predicted that the typhoon will cause little impact on the mainland, but it is very dangerous on the sea due to strong winds and high waves.

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