Due to the effects of the Tropical Depression, in two previous days, there were medium-to-heavy rains in the Central provinces from Quang Ngai to Phu Yen, and very heavy rains in some areas. As of 13:00 on 16 December 1999 rainfall was measured at 80 mm to 150 mm, notably 247 mm in Tuy Hoa and 250 mm in Phu Lam (Phu Yen Province).
In the noon of 16 December 1999 the tropical depression weakened to a depression zone near the coast from Binh Dinh Province to Phu Yen Province.
The depression zone was forecasted to move slowly to north.
On 17 December 1999, due to the effects of the depression zone in combination with a cold front, in the Tongkin Gulf and offshore of the Central Provinces there will be north-east winds at Beaufort Scale 6 to 7 with winds gusting to above Beaufort Scale 7. Sea will be very rough. In the provinces from Quang Binh to Phu Yen there will be medium-to-heavy-and-very-heavy rains. The hydro-meteorological conditions in the Central Provinces will be very complicated and unpredictable.
This is the last information of the Tropical Depression.
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