Storm Nida's move (Source: nchmf.gov.vn)
Hanoi (VNA) – Tropical storm Nida crossed the Philippines’s Luzon island and entered the East Sea on the night of July 31, marking it the second storm in 2016, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorology Forecasting.

At 5 am on August 1, Nida’s centre was at 19.5 degrees north latitude and 120 degrees east longitude, north the Luzon island and around 710 km southeast off Hong Kong (China), with packed wind speeding up to 120 km per hour.

Nida is forecast to move west-northwest with speed of 20-25 km per hour within 24 hours and its centre would be at 21.3 degrees north latitude and 114.3 degrees longitude in the waters north Hong Kong-Macau by 1 am, August 2, with wind speeds of up to 165 km per hour.

The storm is predicted to make landfall in China’s south, but there is possibility of it heading for Vietnam’s northern area and causing torrential rain from the night of August 2, said the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorology Forecasting.

The centre warned that the storm is to cause rough seas in the north-eastern East Sea on the evening of August 1.

Nida comes only two days after Mirinae hit Vietnam.

Mirinae killed three people in Hanoi, Ha Giang and Ha Nam, injured 21 others in Hanoi, Thai Nguyen, Hoa Binh, Nam Dinh, and Thai Binh. It blew roofs off more than 24,700 houses, and uprooted over 44,000 trees in the northern provinces, reported the National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control on July 30.

On July 31, the Committee sent an urgent message to coastal provinces from Quang Ninh to Binh Dinh, ordering them to mobilise all forces to prepare for Nida.-VNA