The predicted path of typhoon Aere (Photo: National Centre of Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting)

Hanoi (VNA) – Typhoon Aere, the sixth to hit the East Sea this year, is forecast to continue intensifying in the next few days, according to the National Centre of Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.

Aere entered the north of the East Sea at noon of October 6. At 1pm, its centre was at about 20.6 degrees north latitude and 119 degrees east longitude in the northeast of the East Sea. It sustained winds of up to 60-75km per hour.

In the next 24 hours, it will mainly move westwards at about 20km per hour and continue to gain strength.

At 1pm of October 7, the eye of the typhoon is predicted at about 20.4 degrees north latitude and 116.2 degrees east longitude, about 620km northeast of Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago. The strongest wind speeds may reach 75-90km per hour.

The dangerous area with wind speeds between 60 and 75km per hour will be in the north of the 19th parallel north and in the east of the 114th meridian east.

In the following 24 and 48 hours, Aere will slow down while moving westwards at some 5km per hour and continue to develop.

At 1pm of October 8, the storm’s centre is forecast at about 20.3 degrees north latitude and 115.4 degrees east longitude, about 540km northeast of Hoang Sa archipelago. It can pack winds of up to 75-100km per hour.

The dangerous area will be in the north of the 18th parallel north and in the east of the 114th meridian east.

The forecasting centre said Aere will not move much and keep intensifying in 48-72 hours later.-VNA