STORM NO.5 LANDING IN THE CENTRAL PROVINCES OF VIETNAM
At 8:00 p.m 30/10/2019, The storm no.5, internationally known as Matmo, is forecasted to land into the central southern Viet Nam, along the coast from Quang Ngai province to Ninh Thuan province with heavy rain and strong wind.
Many students and laborers stop working and return the home this afternoon to avoid the storm. The local authorities have implement a notice that students and resident don’t work in at least 2 days until the further notice.
The Border Guards of central provinces guides and arranges fishing ships to anchor at fishing port to avoid storm shelter in October 30.
” Nguyen Hoang Hiep – Deputy Minister announce that: Storm No. 5 is forecasted to move quickly, taking initiative in all storm prevention measures.”
THE STATUS OF STORM NO.5
With the speed of 15-20km per hour, until this evening, the storm no.5 comes to the mainland of central provinces from Binh Dinh to Ninh Thuan with strong winds of 7-8, level 10 and weakening into tropical depression. It then weakened into a low pressure area in the eastern part of Cambodia.
In the offshore waters of the provinces from Quang Ngai to Khanh Hoa (including Ly Son island), there are strong winds of level 7-8, the area near the center of the storm passes through level 9-10, level 12 shock, high waves 3- 5m, area near the center of storm 4-7m, the sea is very strong.
In the South of Bac Bo bay and the sea from Quang Tri to Quang Nam: there is a strong northeast wind of level 6 and level 8.
Central provinces of Binh Dinh, Phu Yen and Khanh Hoa need to prevent storm surges associated with high tides from 2.5-3.0m.
Strong winds on the mainland: On the mainland of Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen and Bac Khanh Hoa provinces, there are strong winds of level 6-7, after that it increases to level 8 and level 11.
Particularly, in Binh Dinh and Phu Yen: somewhere storms of level 9 and level 11. Da Nang and Quang Nam have strong winds of level 6-7 and level 10; Ninh Thuan has gust level 6-7; Gia Lai, Dak Lak storm with strong wind reachs level 6, somewhere reachs level 7, level 8 shock.
In Central and Central Highlands: Tonight and tomorrow (October 31), there is heavy rain.
In the South Central Highlands and Ninh Thuan regions: thers is moderate rain, somewhere includes heavy rain (Total rainfall of 50-100mm / batch)
In the North Central Highlands and Khanh Hoa: continue torain heavily and very heavily (Total rainfall of 100-200mm / batch, some places over 250mm)
In the provinces / cities from Thua Thien Hue to Phu Yen: there is heavy rain, wind collasped the trees. (Total rainfall is 300-400mm / batch, some places 400-600mm / batch).
THE POSTPONE OF AIRLINE
Due to the Storm no.5, the airline have isued the notice:
Stops operation of aircraft at Phu Cat and Tuy Hoa airports from 12:00 p.m VN (0500 UTC) October 30 to 1:00 am on October 31 (1800 UTC October 30, 2019)
Stopping operation of aircraft at Cam Ranh airport from 15:00 p.m VN (0800 UTC) October 30 to 1:00 am on October 31, 2019 (1800 UTC October 30, 2019)
Stop operating aircraft at Pleiku, Buon Me Thuot and Lien Khuong airports from 18:00 p.m VN (1100 UTC) October 30 to 7:00 a.m on October 31 (0000 UTC October 31, 2019).
After landing in Phu Yen – Binh Dinh, early this morning, October 31, storm no. 5 weakened into a tropical depression. At 4:00 am on October 31, the location of tropical depression on the mainland of Gia Lai province.
In the early morning, there are strong winds of level 6 and shock of level 8 in Gia Lai;
The rainfall of Binh Dinh tends to decrease today. In central provinces: Quang Ngai, Quang Trị, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Thanh Hoa, continue heavy and very heavy rain.
In many central province like Phu Yen, Binh Dinh, although the storm is subsided, it collapsed many trees and damaged the house seriously.
Until 1:00 p.m on October 31, the center of the low pressure area is forecast to move into Cambodia.