Typhoon Sinlaku weakens into tropical depression
At 4 pm on August 2, the tropical depression was situated at 19.7 0 North latitude and 105.4 0 E longitude on the coastal mainland of provinces from Ninh Binh to Thanh Hoa, with the strongest winds close to its centre reaching between 40 and 50km per hour.
Heavy rain hit provinces from Thanh Hoa to Quang Tri with downpours of 200-400mm, even over 500mm in some areas. Notably, the Central Highlands and the southern region recorded rainfalls of 100-200mm.
Over the course of the next 24 hours the typhoon is expected to move west and north-west at a speed of 15 km per hour, go further inland and gradually weaken into a low pressure area in Upper Laos.
The typhoon will bring torrential rain to coastal areas of northern localities, with winds gusting up to 6-8 category while heavy downpours expected to occur over the coming days.
Meanwhile, localities have been asked to get updated on the developments of the storm, evacuate residents to safer areas, and outline scenarios for the possible risks of landsides, and flash floods.
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