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Vietnam: UNDP/MARD Vietnam Disaster Situation Report to UNDP Resident Representative 16 Dec 1999

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1. Situation Analysis of Storm No.10:
In the afternoon of 15 December 1999, Storm No. 10 weakened to a tropical depression.
At 04:00 on 16 December 1999 the centre of the Tropical Depression was situated at approximately 12.1o N latitude and 109.9o E longitude, 70 km east of the coast of Khanh Hoa Province.

The strongest wind force near the centre of the Tropical Depression was measured at Beaufort Scale 6 to 7(39 to 61 km per hour) with winds gusting to above Beaufort Scale 7.

Forecast: Over the next 24 hours, the tropical depression will move to west-north-west at a speed of 5 to 10 km per hour.

Due to the effects of the Tropical Depression, in the sea area from Da Nang to Ninh Thuan, there will be strong winds at Beaufort Scale 6 to 7 with winds gusting to above Beaufort Scale 7. Sea will be rough.

In the coastal provinces from Quang Ngai to Khanh Hoa, wind force will be at Beaufort Scale 6 with winds gusting to above Beaufort Scale 6. There will be medium-to-heavy rains in these provinces.

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, 16 December 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.