Storm Krovanh bears down on Vietnam’s southernmost province

By Thach Thao   December 20, 2020 | 06:22 pm GMT+7
Storm Krovanh bears down on Vietnam’s southernmost province
Satellite image of Storm Krovanh in the South China Sea heading towards southwest Vietnam, December 20, 2020. Photo courtesy of the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.
A tropical depression in Vietnam’s southern waters has grown into Storm Krovanh and is moving towards the cape of Ca Mau in the eponymous province.

The 14th storm to have entered the East Sea, known globally as the South China Sea, Krovanh was located 120 km (74 miles) south of Vietnam's Truong Sa (Spratly Islands) with strongest wind speeds of 60-75 kph as of 4 p.m. Sunday.

In the next 24 hours, it will likely move west southwest at 10-15 kph and could grow stronger along the way, according to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.

As of 4 p.m. Monday, the storm will stand 180 km east northeast of Truong Sa. The strongest wind speeds in the area near the eye of the storm are predicted at 60-90 kph.

It is expected to keep moving in the same direction and weaken into a tropical depression within Tuesday.

Japan’s weather forecast station has made a similar prediction, saying the storm is moving southwest to the cape of Ca Mau, the southernmost point of Vietnam.

 
 
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