While Typhoon Sarika (Typhoon 7) is entering the South China Sea about 220km east of the Paracel Islands, another international name, Hai Ma, forms off the coast of Luzon (Philippines) with intense intensity. toward the East Sea.
At 13 o'clock on October 17 , the location of the center of the storm is about 17.5 degrees north latitude; 113.2 degrees Kinh Dong, about 120 km from Hoang Sa archipelago to the Northeast. The strongest wind is in the area near the center of strong storm level 13 (135-150km / hour), level 16 jerks.
It is forecasted that in the next 24 hours , the storm will move west-northwest, every hour is about 15-20km. By 13:00 on October 18, the location of the storm center was about 19.1 degrees North latitude; 109.8 degrees Kinh Dong, on the mainland of Hainan Island (China). The strongest wind is in the area near the center of the strong storm level 13, level 16 jerks.
Dangerous zone (strong wind from level 6 or higher): North of 150N and from Longitude 108.00E to Longitude 115.00E. Strong wind zones range from level 8 upwards in the North of the 160N and east of the Kinh line of 108.50E. Disaster risk level: level 3.
Typhoon 7 has a devastating power comparable to Typhoon Hai Yen in 2012. (Photo: NHCMF).
From tonight (October 17) , in the Gulf of Tonkin, there is a strong wind up to level 6-7, then increase to level 8-10, shock level 11-12; The sea is very strong. Disaster risk level: level 3.
In the next 24 to 48 hours , the storm moved west-northwest, 15km per hour. By 13:00 on October 19, the location of the center of the storm was about 21.0 degrees north latitude; 107.5 degrees Kinh Dong, on the coastal areas of the North Eastern provinces. The strongest winds in the area near the storm center are 10-11 strong, 14-15 level jerks.
Due to the effects of storms, in the Gulf of Tonkin there are strong winds of level 8-10, the area near the center of the storm passes through levels 11-12, level 14-15; rough sea. Disaster risk level: level 3.
In the next 48 to 72 hours , the storm has the ability to change the direction of travel in the Northwest direction, 10-15 km per hour.
While at 10 am today (October 17) , off the Philippine Sea, Typhoon Hai Ma was formed with strong intensity going straight to Luzon (Philippines) before entering the East Sea level 15-16.
Two super typhoons followed each other to the East Sea with extremely strong intensity.(Photo: Japan Meteorological Agency).
Accordingly, it is estimated that around 15 pm, Typhoon Hai Ma is about 14.2 degrees north latitude, 133.8 degrees east longitude. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency around October 20, Typhoon Hai Ma will cross the Luzon Islands (Philippines) into the East Sea with strong intensity, operating on a large scale.