1. Situation Analysis of Storm:
(According to Official Telegram No.45, issued by the Central Committee for Flood and Storm Control of Vietnam at 15:30 on 30 November 1999).
According the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecast: This morning, 30 November 1999 a tropical depression developed in the area of the East Sea.
At 13:00 on 30 November 1999, the centre of the tropical depression was situated approximately at 11 o N latitude and 113.5 o E longitude, in the area of the Truong Sa Islands. The strongest wind force measured near the centre of the tropical depression was Beaufort Scale 6 (39 to 49 km per hour) with winds gusting to above Beaufort Scale 6.
Forecast: Over the next 24 hours, the tropical depression will move to west at a speed of 10 km per hour.
2. Next information: The next information from the Standing Office of the Central Committee for Flood and Storm Control is expected at 14:30 PM, 01 October 1999.
3 More in-depth information: Contact the DMU Website at: URL: http://www.undp.org.vn/dmu/index.html
4 Times: All times are given in Vietnamese Standard Time.
2. Steering Activity of the Central Committee for Flood and Storm Control:
The Central Committee for Flood and Storm Control sent Official Telegram No. 45 at 15:30 on 30 November 1999 to request the Provincial Committees for Flood and Storm Control of Phu Yen, Khanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan, and Binh Thuan Provinces to:
Inform fishermen the situation of the tropical depression so that they can actively plan for coping with the effects of the tropical depression.
Rigorously organise the activity of the provincial standing office to monitor the situation of the tropical depression.