Video by Meteorologist Robert Speta
Tropical Storm Pakhar is nearing landfall North East of Ho Chin Minh City today. Little to no re-intensification occurred on Saturday but as the storm neared the coast it did get a burst of energy due to warm coastal sea surface temperatures. Morning Microwave imagery indicated a renewing of an eye wall like structure just prior to landfall. This could spell very strong winds for the communities from Vung Tau to Mui Ca Na.
The rainfall will be the main threat though as flash flood risk remains high in coastal areas with landslides a potential problem farther inland as saturated grounds become loose and unstable. Hill sides with little to no vegetation are especially at risk.
In Thailand heavy rainfall is also likely to occur as outflow from Pakhar is enhanced by the warm sea surface temperatures of the Gulf of Thailand. Therefore even well to the west of the center of circulation you will need to closely watch this storm and effects in your locality.
Please if you are being effected by this storm your on the ground reports, photos and videos are always welcomed.