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03 Nov 2019 description
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HÀ NỘI — Fourteen people have been reported injured and one person is missing after Typhoon Matmo churned through the central and south central provinces from Quảng Ngãi to Khánh Hoà on Wednesday.

The latest update issued yesterday morning by the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said the typhoon had destroyed 179 houses and damaged 2,314 others in the provinces of Quảng Ngãi, Bình Định, Phú Yên, Gia Lai and Thừa Thiên Huế.

Quảng Ngãi and Bình Định appear to have suffered the worst.

01 Nov 2019 description
  • Tropical depression MATMO was moving into Cambodia from Vietnam on Thursday, 31 Oct and is expected to bring heavy rain to the central part of Thailand, where temperatures are also dropping over next few days.
  • Strong winds and heavy rains have resulted in power loss and damaged buildings and houses in the southern central provinces of Binh Din and Phú Yên, Vietnam. The authorities evacuated around 15,000 households to safer places. A considerable rise of the water level of Rivers in Phú Yên, including Cai River have been observed representing a high flooding risk.
31 Oct 2019 description
  • Tropical storm Matmo is expected to make landfall north of Nha Trang, Vietnam Wednesday night into Thursday before weakening as it moves inland. Vietnam's National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF) has issued a tropical storm warning for south-east central Vietnam.

  • While higher terrain close to the coast will help break down the system, the mountains will also cause the rain to funnel through the valleys, risking flash floods and mudslides in the coming days.

30 Oct 2019 description

At 1.00 a.m. LST on 30 October, the category 2 (depression) over the Middle China Sea developed to the tropical storm MATMO, category 3. At 4.00 a.m., this storm was due 300 kilometer east of Vinh, Vietnam or latitude 13.3 degree north, longitude 112.0 degree east. It has maximum sustained winds of 74 km/hr and moving west at a speed of 20 km/hr. It is expected to make landfall over the Central of Vietnam by today, then move to Cambodia in the next few days. This cause is effect weather condition of Thailand in lower Northeast, lower Central, the East, and upper South.

30 Oct 2019 description
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HÀ NỘI — A tropical low-pressure system has been upgraded to a typhoon.

Matmo, the fifth storm this year, was bearing down on the northern part of Trường Sa (Spratly) Archipelago at 7pm yesterday, about 500km east of the provinces of Bình Định and Ninh Thuận. The strongest winds near the eye of the storm were 60-75km per hour, according to the National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF).

In the next 24 hours, the storm was forecast to move west at a speed of 15-20km per hour.