Storm Goni to abate to tropical depression hinh anh 1The movement of Storm Goni in the East Sea (Photo: National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting)

Hanoi (VNA) – Storm Goni is forecast to weaken to a tropical depression by 1am on November 6, with its centre on the sea off the coast of the south-central localities from Quang Ngai to Phu Yen, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.

At 1am on November 5, the storm’s eye was about 290km to the south of Hoang Sa (Paracel) Archipelago, sustaining winds of up to 60-75km per hour.

From 1am on November 5 to 1am on November 6, it will move west-southwest at about 10km per hour and subside to a tropical depression with the strongest winds of some 40-60km per hour.

Between 1am and 1pm on November 6, the depression is predicted to move mainly west-southwest at some 10km per hour, make landfall from Quang Ngai to Khanh Hoa, and continue to weaken to a low-pressure area.

At that time, the centre of this low-pressure area will be in the north of the Central Highlands with the strongest winds of less than 40km per hour.
On November 5 and 6, the south-central provinces of Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, and Binh Dinh are likely to record 250-350mm downpours. Meanwhile, rainfall of 100-200mm is projected for the surrounding localities of Thua Thien-Hue, Da Nang, Kon Tum, Gia Lai, and Phu Yen.

The north-central provinces from Ha Tinh to Quang Tri will experience 100-200mm rainfall from November 5 to 7./.