On the evening of July 19, Head of the Weather Forecasting Department (National Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting Center) Tran Quang Nang gave initial comments on the path as well as the impact of the storm No. East Sea to the mainland of Vietnam.
Accordingly, he informed that the tropical depression in the East Sea on the morning of July 19 had strengthened into a storm. Thus, in 2021, this is the number 3 storm and has the international name Cempaka. Storm No. 3 is forecasted to move slowly in the next 72 hours and have a complicated orbit. In particular, in the first 24 hours, this storm is likely to continue to strengthen, then when moving on land, Guangdong province (China) will gradually weaken.
Specifically, Mr. Nang said: “By 7:00 am on July 22, when moving to the northern area of the Leizhou peninsula (China), storm No. 3 is likely to change direction to move to the south and spread the disease. If it moves back out, it may be strong again and it is likely to go out, so it is less likely to have a direct impact on our country’s mainland.”
Mr. Nang added that, due to the influence of the low pressure trough connected to the storm No. 3, from now on July 20 to the end of July 26, the Northern region will have showers and thunderstorms on a large scale. This rain will be divided into two phases, in which the first phase will focus on thunderstorms in the Northwest – Viet Bac from now until the night of July 20; In the second phase, large-scale rain occurs in the Northern midland and mountainous areas, from the night of July 22-25.
Meteorologists also warned that in rivers and streams in the Northern region from now until July 21, there will be a possibility of a flood with a flood amplitude of 1-3 m. During this flood, on small rivers and streams, the flood peak water level is likely to reach alarming level (BD) 1.
From the night of July 22 to July 25, in rivers and streams in the North, there is a possibility of a flood with a flood amplitude of 2-4 m. During this flood, in the upstream rivers and streams in the Northern region, the flood peak water level is likely to reach an alarming level of 1.
In mountainous provinces, experts warn that there will be risks of flash floods and landslides, in low-lying and low-lying areas along rivers, especially provinces: Lai Chau, Son La, Dien Bien, Lao Cai, etc. Yen Bai, Ha Giang, Tuyen Quang, Thai Nguyen, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An and Ha Tinh are also at risk of local flooding.
Due to the influence of storm No. 3, the Head of Weather Forecasting Department warned from the night of July 21, the Gulf of Tonkin would have strong winds of level 5; The northern sea area of the North East Sea has strong winds of level 6-7, the area near the center of strong storms of level 8-9, strong seas.
In the middle and southern areas of the East Sea (including the waters of the Truong Sa archipelago), the sea from Binh Thuan to Ca Mau, due to the influence of storm No. 3, there will be a level 5 southwest wind, sometimes a level 6, severe shock. 7-8; rough sea, waves from 2.0-3.0m high.