Tropical storm Nakri, packed with wind speeds of up to 95kph, is rapidly approaching Vietnam and is forecast to make landfall along the central Vietnamese coast on Sunday or Monday, Thailand’s Meteorological Department reported this morning (Friday).
Although the storm is not likely to affect weather conditions in Thailand for the time being, the Met Office warned Thai travellers to Vietnam to check weather conditions before their departure and to stay updated about the storm.
By 10pm today (Friday), the storm will be around 220km from the Southwest Cay islet, packing wind speeds of 115kph.
The storm is expected to bring rain to south central and south-eastern Vietnam until Saturday 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 120-130kph, gusting up to 140kph, when the cyclone is at its most severe today and a lessening to a severe cyclonic storm on Saturday.