11 July 2024

The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) issued a warning this morning (July 30th) to alert the public of possible impacts from a tropical storm, which is expected to reach Vietnam on August 1st or 2nd.

The TMD reported that the tropical depression, over the upper South China Sea, is yielding winds with a sustained speed of about 50 knots. The storm is currently almost stationary but the met office will advise as it develops.

The storm is expected to move through Hai Nan, China and make landfall over upper Vietnam, when more rain will be likely with torrential downpours over the country affecting the Northeast and the North at first.

The TMD warns that people should beware of severe conditions that may cause flash flood and stay tuned for the weather updates and all travelers should check the weather forecast before departure.