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Tropical depression strengthens into storm in East Sea

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – A tropical depression north of the Paracel Islands intensified into a storm this afternoon, May 31, the first to affect Vietnam in 2024, according to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.

At around 1 p.m. today, Storm Maliksi was spotted in the waters south of Guangdong Province, China, packing winds at level 8 and gusting at level 10. The storm is moving northward at a speed of about 15-20 kilometers per hour.

The storm is forecast to move north-northeast at 10 kilometers per hour within the next 24 hours.

By 1 p.m. on June 1, the storm might be located on the mainland in the eastern part of Guangdong and weaken into a tropical depression. Around 1 a.m. on June 2, the tropical depression is expected to pack winds at level 6, gusting at level 8, and subsequently weaken into a low-pressure area.

Due to the influence of the storm, the Gulf of Tonkin, the northern and central regions of the Gulf of Tonkin, the waters from Quang Tri to Quang Ngai, from Binh Thuan to Ca Mau, from Ca Mau to Kien Giang, and the Gulf of Thailand will experience heavy rain and thunderstorms today. There is also a possibility of tornadoes and strong gusts of wind at levels 7 to 8.

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