Storm Noru

Storm Noru, one of the strongest storms in 20 years, entered the East Sea early Monday, September 26 and is setting course for Da Nang and its central region neighbors.

The storm was 810 km away from Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago at 4 a.m. Monday, September 26 carrying winds of 118-149 kph. It is set to be 410 kilometers away from the archipelago at 10 p.m. Monday, and will move at speed of 20-25 kph Tuesday, boosted by passing through a warm sea region, according to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.

By Tuesday evening its wind speed could reach 166 kph, and will continue to move west and maintain that strength when it is around 170 km from the central region, from Da Nang southward to Binh Dinh Province, at 4 a.m. Wednesday, September 28.

As a result, all ports in Central Vietnam including Da Nang, Qui Nhon, Chan May, Nha Trang will be closed during September 27 – 28, 2022.

The forecast course of Storm Noru towards central Vietnam. Graphics by Vietnam Disaster Management Authority