Vietnam in the crosshairs of Haikui

Good evening from the Western Pacific Weather team.

After an active 24 hours in the Philippines due to Haikui, the tropical storm is now heading toward Hainan and Vietnam. The storm is expected to be in the open waters for the next 48 hours and not expected to impact land during that time period. However, Hainan will be contending with strong winds, high surf, and heavy rainfall as the storm brushes by late Sunday and early Monday. The storm may intensify into a Severe Tropical Storm briefly during the weekend before weakening. Be that as it may, the system should pack a bit of a punch this weekend and into the first part of next week.

Vietnam, which has already dealt with a typhoon just the other week, will have to endure through another bout of significant rainfall, leading to concerns of flooding Monday through Tuesday. Be prepared for the winds and rain to pick up during the day Monday and lasting for about 36 hours. Those further inland will be dealing with similar issues during the middle of the week.

Jonathan Oh
Meteorologist, Western Pacific Weather

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About Jonathan Oh

Jonathan Oh is a meteorologist on Western Pacific Weather and appearing on NHK World. Jonathan has been working in the field for more than 10 years with a focus on broadcast, radar, and computer model forecasting. He is currently based in Tokyo, Japan.

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