Tropical Storm Pakhar is now crossing into Cambodia, weakening along the way. The storm center was last located approximately 210km east northeast of Phnom Penh or about 130km north of Ho Chi Minh City, moving northwestward at 15kph. Maximum sustained winds have decreased to 65kph gusting to 85kph.
Reports throughout the night range from 50 to 150mm of accumulated rainfall. Ho Chi Minh Airport also reported a gust of around 95kph during the height of Pakhar’s passage last night. We also appreciate ground reports from you guys out there in Vietnam. As Pakhar moves further inland, rain is forecast to continue for another 12 hours for much of Vietnam. The accompanying IR Image shows the core of Pakhar continuing to weaken.
IR Image from NRLMRY
TS Pakhar is forecast to weaken to a Tropical Depression later this afternoon before totally dissipating tonight or early tomorrow (Tuesday). As much as 50 to 150mm of rain could still fall in Vietnam and Cambodia as well before moving north and affecting Laos. TS Pakhar’s remnants will then continue dropping scattered showers throughout the week.
We’ll have another update later this afternoon. Continue bringing those storm reports but please stay safe!