JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Goni, year’s strongest storm, heads to East Vietnam Sea following landfall in Philippines

Goni, year’s strongest storm, heads to East Vietnam Sea following landfall in Philippines

Sunday, November 01, 2020, 11:59 GMT+7
Goni, year’s strongest storm, heads to East Vietnam Sea following landfall in Philippines
A map detailing the route of Typhoon Goni from November 1 to 5, 2020. Photo: National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting

Typhoon Goni, the world’s strongest storm so far this year, has slightly weakened after making landfall in the Philippines and is now on its way to the East Vietnam Sea, threatening central provinces.

Goni was packing winds at 200-220km per hour prior to its landfall in the Philippines early on Sunday morning and was categorized as a super typhoon, according to the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.

As of 7:00 am on the same day, it was located in the central Philippines and was downgraded to the typhoon category, as wind speed decreased to between 165 and 185km an hour.

The storm will travel northwest and enter the East Vietnam Sea in the next 24 hours.

By 7:00 am on Monday, Goni will have been located at 660 kilometers southeast of Vietnam's Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago, unleashing winds at 90-115km per hour and gusts at up to 150km an hour.

The typhoon will head west in the next 24 to 48 hours, with wind speed dropping to 75-100km per hour on Tuesday morning.

By Wednesday morning, the storm will have been at 220 kilometers east of the coastline from central Da Nang City to south-central Phu Yen Province, with winds at 90-100km an hour.

Typhoon Goni is the world’s strongest storm so far this year, Reuters reported, adding that Philippine authorities had evacuated nearly a million people to safer ground before it approached the eastern provinces and made landfall in Catanduanes and Albay in the Bicol region.

Vietnam’s National Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control on Saturday called on relevant agencies to promptly assist residents affected by Storm Molave and carry out necessary measures to prepare for the upcoming arrival of Typhoon Goni.

As of Friday, Molave, the ninth storm to hit Vietnam this year, had killed 23 people, left 47 others missing, and damaged and submerged thousands of houses in central Vietnam.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Tuoi Tre News

More

Read more

;

Photos

VIDEOS

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Experience summer sand-boarding in Mui Ne

Sand-boarding, a popular activity amongst local children in the coastal tourism town of Mui Ne in south-central Vietnam, is attracting hundreds of tourists to the Red Sand Dunes

Latest news

A jab in time saves lives

I first came across the whole COVID-19 nightmare quite by accident, the date permanently etched on my mind