Typhoon Koinu, carrying winds of 183 kilometers per hour, brought heavy rains to waters northeast of the Philippines’ Luzon Island at 7:00 am on Tuesday before it began its journey toward the East Vietnam Sea, said the national weather center of Vietnam on the same day.
Koinu was moving northwest at about 10 kilometers per hour and could be centered in northern Luzon on Wednesday morning, packing intense wind gusts.
The storm will likely move west-northwest and head toward the southern coast of Taiwan.
It is forecast to enter the northeastern part of the East Vietnam Sea and move along the coast of China’s Guangdong Province on Thursday morning, the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting said.
The typhoon is expected to unleash increasingly strong winds in the northeast of the East Vietnam Sea starting from Tuesday night.
The national steering committee for natural disaster prevention and control on Tuesday told coastal provinces from northern Quang Ninh Province to south-central Khanh Hoa Province to keep a close watch on Koinu and notify fishing boats and vessels of the storm to take precautionary measures.
Authorities in these localities should also prepare for rescue operations.