Tropical Storm "Bebinca" over China's Leizhou Peninsula, landfall in Vietnam expected on August 17

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Tropical Storm "Bebinca" continues dropping heavy rain on the Chinese island of Hainan and neighboring region. Its first landfall is expected over the Leizhou Peninsula in the South China Sea, Guangdong Province on August 15 and the second in northern Vietnam on August 17.

Bebinca formed over the South China Sea on August 12 close to the coastal areas of Macau and started moving east as a tropical depression. Over the next 24 hours, it turned toward the northwest heading toward the coastal areas of China's Guangdong province, threatening the region with heavy rain and strong winds.

At 00:00 UTC on August 14, its center was located 130 km (80 miles) south of Macau and it had maximum sustained winds of 74 km/h (46 mph).

At 15:00 UTC on August 15, Bebinca's center was located 370 km (230 miles) SW of Hong Kong and just east of Leizhou Peninsula. Its maximum sustained winds were 65 km/h (40 mph) with gusts to 85 km/h (53 mph) and estimated central pressure 990 hPa. The system was moving W at a speed of 11 km/h (7 mph).

China's national observatory issued a yellow alert (2 of 4) and suggested local governments to prepare for possible disasters. Ships in affected areas were suggested to return to port and residents along the typhoon's path to stay indoors.

After passing over the Leizhou Peninsula over the next 12 hours, Bebinca will enter lower vertical wind shear opening a favorable period for intensification (24 - 36 hours) before making landfall in northern Vietnam around 12:00 UTC on August 17.

The system will dissipate over Laos by 18:00 UTC on August 18.

Bebinca is the 15th named storm of the 2018 Pacific typhoon season.

Featured image: Tropical Storm "Bebinca" at 15:30 UTC on August 15, 2018. Credit: UW-CIMSS


Kenneth cash 2 years ago

Truly we are now seeing what the mighty God said long ago! He said at Isaiah 29:6 that he will visit the world by the tempest. Truly these are now the days of the whirlwind as it also read at Amos 1:14. So long China! You have mad yourselves seam wise by saying that you're human and demonic education was better then faith in the almighty God! So now can your own knowledge save you in theis days? Because you are only now seeing now the beginning of his power! To bad people of China you will soon be called; by the name "No Natione" because you mad yourselves appear as if you were mighter then God, and falsely trusted in your strength. For you and the other Asian nations had a everlasting hate for his chosen nation and played the impossters against the ten tribe children, so now Gods whip is in the whirlwind! And it will not stop but it Will indeed come until you and all of your helper nations in the sea are week with the humiliation of famine like a week woman; and then you will know and understand that he is the only God! Act 7:5-7 For God has already decreed this to you nations of Asia long ago and now we are finally seeing it! Just as it read in the book of the apocryphal of Esdras 15:46-63

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