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Source: Socialist Republic of Vietnam

At 1:00 on October 20, the centre of the tropical depression is about 14.6 degrees north latitude and 126.1 degrees east longitude, about 220 km east-northeast of the central coast of the Philippines. The strongest winds near the centre of the depression are measuring 50-60 km per hour.

The depression is forecast to move west-northwest at a speed of 20-25km per hour while gaining the strength to become a tropical storm in the next 24 hours

At 1:00 on October 21, the storm will enter the mainland of Luzon Island, the Philippines, with the strongest winds of 60-75km per hour.

In the next 24-48 hours, the storm will move westward with a speed of 20-25km per hour and is likely to become stronger.

By 1:00 on October 22, the storm’s centre is projected to be about 16.4 degrees north latitude and 116.3 degrees east longitude, about 410 km to the Southeast of Vietnam’s Hoang Sa Archipelago. The strongest winds in the area near the centre of storm are about 60-90 km per hour (level 11).

Over the next 48 to 72 hours, the storm will move westward at a speed of 10-15 km per hour and could potentially to get stronger.

MIL OSI Asia Pacific News