Typhoon Usagi

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The super typhoon (cat 2) has caused tremendous damages and losses to the Philippines and Taiwan. It is making landfall in Hong Kong and South China. Here is the latest update of its position at the moment.

For 24 hours lead time: the typhoon will head to the West, hitting mainly the south China. It will decrease to Cat 1 and tropical storm. Here is the position:

For 36 hours lead time: the tropical storm will continue to the West, and is likely to hit the China-Vietnam border. There will be significant rainfall and strong wind in the frontier provinces of Quang Ninh, Cao Bang, Hai Phong.

Currently Vietnam is on high alert and the Government has sent the urgent telegraph to the Flood and Storm Control Board of the northern provinces to monitor the situation closely. There has been no warning from the Tourist Port Authority of Quang Ninh province where all overnight boards are registered with. The official announcement is expected to be made in the next day. It is therefore unclear whether overnight cruises in Halong Bay will be canceled or not. More updates will be posted.

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