Storm Conson to make landfall Sunday

By Phan Anh   September 11, 2021 | 04:17 pm GMT+7
Storm Conson to make landfall Sunday
A border guard instructs fishing boats to take shelter as storm Conson has brought heavy downpours in Da Nang, central Vietnam, September 11, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Nguyen Dong
Storm Conson has triggered heavy rains of up to 250 millimeters per session in central Vietnam on Saturday, and would make landfall in central Vietnam around Sunday.

At 1 p.m. Saturday, the storm was around 140 kilometers to the east of the shores of Quang Tri-Quang Ngai, with a maximum wind speed of 90 kph, according to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.

Within the next 12 hours, the storm would move west at 5-10 kph. At 1 a.m. Sunday, it would be directly above the waters along the coast from Quang Tri to Quang Ngai, with a maximum wind speed of 75 kph.

Within the next 24 hours, the storm would maintain its direction and movement speed, making landfall in central Vietnam before devolving into a tropical depression. At 1 p.m. Sunday, the storm would be above regions from Thua Thien-Hue to Quang Ngai, with a maximum wind speed of 60 kph.

Within the next 48 hours, the tropical depression would move west-northwest at 5-10 kph and devolve into a low-pressure area. At 1 p.m. Monday, it would be above Laos, with a maximum wind speed under 40 kph.

Strong winds and rough seas should be expected in regions from Quang Tri to Quang Ngai. Until Monday, localities from Quang Tri to Quang Ngai would experience heavy rains of up to 350 millimeters per session.

From Sunday to Tuesday, localities from Quang Binh to Thanh Hoa would experience heavy rains of up to 200 millimeters per session. Until Sunday, Binh Dinh, Kon Tum and Gia Lai provinces would experience rains of up to 100 millimeters a day.

After Conson, the fifth storm to appear in South China Sea this year, which Vietnam calls East Sea, there should be another six to eight storms and tropical depressions this year, with two to four directly affecting Vietnam, meteorologists warned.

Rainfall recorded and forecasted in the Mekong countries as an effect of Storm Conson. Video by the Mekong River Commission.

 
 
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