Northern region hit by torrential rains from August 25
|As of early morning of August 25, the storm was about 290km east from Leizhou peninsula of China. (Photo: VNA)|
Torrential rains are forecast to last for more than one day and peak on August 25 night, causing a high risk of flash floods, landslides and flooding in low areas and northern mountainous provinces.
At sea, the northern part of the East Sea has seen strong winds of up to level 9 and even level 11 in the area near the storm eye, causing high waves.
In the northern area of the Gulf of Tonkin, including Bach Long Vy and Co To island districts of the northeastern province of Quang Ninh, the storm has also caused high waves.
As of early morning of August 25, the storm was about 290km east from Leizhou peninsula of China, boasting winds at level 11 (103-117km per hour).
According to Tran Quang Nang, an expert from the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, after making a landfall in China's southern localities and heading to the northeastern region of Vietnam, the storm will weaken into a low pressure while reaching Quang Ninh province and become a low pressure area in the next 24 hours.