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Vietnam: UNDP/MARD Vietnam Disaster Situation Report to UNDP Resident Representative 15 Dec 1999

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1. Situation Analysis of Storm No.10:
Last night, a tropical depression strengthened to a storm, Storm No.10.

At 04:00 on 15 December 1999 the centre of Storm No. 10 was situated at approximately 12.1o N latitude and 111.4o E longitude, 230 km east of the coast of Khanh Hoa Province.

The strongest wind force near the centre of Storm No. 10 was measured at Beaufort Scale 8 (62 to 74 km per hour) with winds gusting to above Beaufort Scale 8.

Forecast: Over the next 24 hours, the tropical depression will move to west-north-west at a speed of 20 km per hour.

Today, 15 December 1999, Storm No. 10 will directly affect the provinces from Da Nang to Ninh Thuan.

Due to the effects of Storm No.10, in the sea area from Da Nang to Binh Thuan, there will be strong winds at Beaufort Scale 8 with winds gusting to above Beaufort Scale 8. Sea will be very rough.

In the coastal provinces from Dang Nang to Ninh Thuan, wind force will gradually strengthen to Beaufort Scale 6 to 7; the strongest wind force near the centre of Storm No. 10 will be at Beaufort Scale 8 with winds gusting to above Beaufort Scale 8. There will also be medium-to-heavy rains in these areas. In some areas there will be very heavy rains.

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, 15 December 1999.

3. More in-depth information: Contact the DMU Website at:

URL: http://www.undp.org.vn/dmu/index.html