1. Situation Analysis of Storm No.10:
At 07:00 on 15 December 1999 the centre of Storm No. 10 was situated at approximately 12.2o N latitude and 110.8o E longitude, 160 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 Quang Ngai 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. In the provinces from Da Nang to Binh Thuan, and in the Central Highlands Provinces, there will be medium-to-heavy rains. In some areas of these provinces there will be very heavy rains.
2. Situation Analysis of Floods on rivers in the Central Provinces:
Flood water levels on rivers in the provinces from Quang Ngai to Khanh Hoa are changing slowly and remaining at Alarm Level II and above Alarm Level II. Flood water levels on other rivers in the Middle-Centre and South-Centre are fluctuating slightly while remaining at Alarm Level I and below Alarm Level I. At 07:00 on 15 December 1999 the flood water level on the Tra Khuc River at Tra Khuc was at 4.00 m (0.20 m below Alarm Level II); the flood water level on the Kon River at Thach Hoa was at 6.87 m (0.37 m above Alarm Level II).
Forecast: Due to the effect of Storm No. 10, tonight and tomorrow (16 December 1999) flood water levels on rivers in Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, and Khanh Hoa Provinces will probably rise to Alarm Level III; flood water levels on rivers in Phu Yen and Ninh Thuan Provinces will probably rise to Alarm Level I and II; flood water levels on rivers in the Middle-Centre and South-Centre will fluctuate while remaining below Alarm Level I.
3. Next information: The next information from the Standing Office of the Central Committee for Flood and Storm Control is expected at 14:30 PM, 16 December 1999.
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5. Times: All times are given in Vietnamese Standard Time.
Note: Every effort has been made to provide a complete and accurate translation of this unofficial Ministry communication; however, in all cases, the original Vietnamese language document is the unofficial statement of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.