A satellite photo of super typhoon Meranti (Photo: nchmf.gov.vn) 

Hanoi (VNA) – Meranti, a super typhoon which is now in the northwest of the Pacific Ocean, is moving towards the East Sea, according to the National Centre of Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.

At 1pm of September 13, the eye of the typhoon was at 20.2 degrees north latitude and 124 degrees east longitude, about 300km to the northeast of the Philippines’s Luzon Island. It sustained wind speeds of up to 200-220km per hour.

In the next 24 hours, the storm will move west-northwest at about 20km per hour. At 1pm of September 14, its centre is forecast at 21.5 degrees north latitude and 119.5 degrees east longitude, in the northeast of the East Sea. The strongest winds of 200-220km per hour will be maintained.

It may move northwest at a pace of 15-20km per hour in the following 24-48 hours.

At 1pm of September 15, the typhoon’s centre will be at about 23.8 degrees north latitude and 116 degrees east longitude, in the eastern mainland of China’s Guangdong province. Wind speeds of 135-150km per hour are predicted.

Meranti will continue moving northwest in 48-72 hours, said the forecasting centre.-VNA