Storm Kompasu weakens into tropical depression hinh anh 1In the next 12 hours, storm Kompasu will move westward at a speed of 20-25 km a hour. (Photo:VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Typhoon Kompasu, the eighth storm hitting the East Sea so far this year, has weakened into a tropical depression, according to the National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.

At 10am on October 14, the centre of what used to be the storm lay 154km from Thanh Hoa, 172km from Nghe An and 168km from Ha Tinh provinces with winds of 40-60km a hour.

In the next 12 hours, it will move westward at a speed of 20-25 km a hour but keep weakening before making landfall between the north central provinces of Thanh Hoa and Nghe An. The strongest wind speed is expected to drop to below 40km per hour.

Due to the influence of cold wave in combination with the circulation of Storm Kompasu, the northern region and Quang Tri province are forecast to experience medium to heavy rain on October 14 and 15. The central region will face risk of flash floods and landslides in low-lying areas.

Strong winds are predicted in coastal areas from Quang Tri to Thua Thien-Hue provinces on October 14 and 15./.