As of 4 a.m. of October 22, the storm was about 470 km east of Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago, with winds of up to 100 km per hour.

As of 10 p.m. of October 23, it is forecast to be 220 km east of Hoang Sa archipelago, with winds near the storm of 100-135 km per hour.

From 10 p.m. of October 23 to 10 p.m. of October 24, the storm is forecast to keep the west-northwest direction with speeds of 5-10 km per hour and become stronger.

Storm Saudel's movements

In the next 24 hours, the storm will move west with speeds of 10-15 km per hour. As of 22 p.m. of October 25, it will reach the south of China’s Hainan island before heading towards western direction with speeds of 20-25 km per hour.

According to Director of the National Central for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting Mai Van Khiem, the storm will affect Vietnam. However, due to many factors leading to the changing of its direction, it is difficult to predict affected areas.

Experts warned vessels operating at sea to keep a close watch on the storm’s movements to timely escape from risky areas.

Source: VNA