The roofs of 13 houses in Xuan Pho commune, Nghi Xuan district Ha Tinh province were blown away (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – “Son Tinh,” the third storm appeared in the East Sea so far this year, weakened to a low pressure after making its landfall in the central provinces of Thanh Hoa and Nghe An on July 18, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.

At 4:00am of July 19, the centre of the low pressure was at the 19.0 degrees north and 105.2 degrees east, in the mainland of Nghe An and Thanh Hoa, with highest wind speeds of 40-60 kilometres per hour.

In the next 12 hours, the low pressure is forecast to move westwards with a speed of 20-25 kilometres per hour, and continue to become weaker.

Affected by the low pressure, in early July 19, the sea will be rough in the Tonkin Gulf with strong wind at 6-7 levels and 2-4m high waves.

Strong wind also swept through the mainland in Thai Binh, Nam Dinh, Ninh Binh, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An and Ha Tinh provinces, where disaster risk alert mounted to level three.

The northern and north central regions will see more strong rains from July 19-21.

Due to torrential rains from July 18, the roofs of 13 houses in Xuan Pho commune, Nghi Xuan district Ha Tinh province were blown away.-VNA