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China, Vietnam - Tropical Cyclone KOMPASU, update (GDACS, JTWC, NCHMF, CMA, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 14 October 2021)

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  • After passing over Hainan Island (southern China), tropical cyclone KOMPASU has weakened as it entered the Gulf of Tonkin (northwestern South China Sea) and is moving towards northern Vietnam. On 14 October at 0.00, its centre was located about 175 km east of Hoang Mai Town (Nghe An Province, North Central Coast Region of Vietnam), with maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h (tropical storm).
  • According to media reports, one person died and 21 others were injured in Hong Kong, after the passage of KOMPASU across the South China Sea. Authorities suspended classes, government services, flights and railway services across Hainan, Hong Kong and Guangdong.
  • KOMPASU is forecast to make landfall in the morning of 14 October in an area close to Hoang Mai Town. After that, it is expected to weaken to a tropical depression as it moves westwards over northern Vietnam.
  • On 14-16 October, moderate to heavy rain with thunderstorms and strong winds are forecast over northern Vietnam, while moderate to heavy rain is forecast over southern China, including Hainan.