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Slow-moving tropical storm Nakri heads towards Vietnam coast

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Tropical storm Nakri (you know it’s serious when they give it a name), packing wind speeds up to 95 kph, is marching slowly towards Vietnam’s eastern coast. Currently it’s heading westwards between The Philippines and Vietnam. The storm is forecast to make landfall along the central Vietnamese coast this weekend.

The storm is not likely to affect weather conditions in Thailand although there may be some additional rain in the north of Thailand early next week as the storm weakens and moves westwards.

Thai travellers to Vietnam are being advised to check weather conditions before their departure and to stay updated about the storm. By tonight the storm will be around 220 km from the Southwest Cay islet, with increasing winds up to 115 kph.

The storm is expected to bring rain to south central and south-eastern Vietnam until Sunday before weakening. The Hong Kong weather station forecast that it would move across Vietnam and reach Cambodia on Monday.

The weathermen also recommend that Thai travellers to India should check weather conditions, warning that Cyclone Bulbul, a very severe cyclonic storm, is moving across the Bay of Bengal and is forecast to hit northern India and Bangladesh on Sunday or Monday, while confirming that the cyclone will not have any impact on Thailand.

India’s Met Office has forecast sustained wind speeds of 120-130 kph, gusting up to 140 kph, when the cyclone is at its most severe today and a lessening to a severe cyclonic storm on Saturday.

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