Typhoon Saola enters East Sea

By VNA   August 30, 2023 | 04:04 pm PT
Typhoon Saola enters East Sea
The projected movement of Typhoon Sao La. Graphics by National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting
Typhoon Saola entered the northeastern waters north of the East Sea on Wednesday afternoon, becoming the third storm hitting the area this year, said the National Center for Hydro-Meteorology Forecasting.

At 4 p.m., its eye was at approximately 20.5 degrees north latitude and 119.8 degrees east longitude, with the strongest wind near its center being 167-201 kph. The typhoon is moving west-northwest at a speed of about 15 kph.

In the next three days, it is predicted to get stronger and enter deeper into the area, located at 22.3 degrees north latitude and 115.3 degrees east longitude, about 370 kilometers east-southeast of Hong Kong (China) at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

In the following 72 to 120 hours, the typhoon will primarily move west-southwest at a speed of 5-10 kph, with its intensity likely to gradually decrease.

During the period, the storm is forecast to cause rough seas in the waters.

As a result of the storm, the center said from Wednesday evening Friday, the southern Central Highlands and south-eastern region will experience light to heavy rain and scattered thunderstorms, with rainfall expected to range from 50-100 mm to more than 150 mm. The northern Central Highlands and south-western region (Mekong Delta) will see showers and thunderstorms, with rainfall of 30-50 mm, and even over 90 mm in some areas.

From Wednesday evening to Thursday, the central and southern parts of the central region will experience scattered showers and thunderstorms, with rainfall of 10-30 mm.

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