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China, Vietnam, Lao PDR, Cambodia, Thailand – Tropical Cyclone Twentythree (GDACS, JTWC, NCHMF) (ECHO Daily Flash of 9 October 2017)

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Tropical cyclone TWENTYTHREE formed over the South China Sea on 8 October and started moving north-northwest as a tropical depression. On 9 October at 0.00 UTC, its centre was located 300 km from Sayna city (Hainan province, China) and it had maximum sustained winds of 46 km/h.

Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to continue moving toward the North Central Region of Vietnam, strengthening. Heavy rain and strong winds may affect several areas of southwestern China, northern and central Vietnam over 9-10 October.