A heavy tropical storm ‘Noul’ has hit southern Vietnam causing widespread flooding.
The Meteorological Department’s statement about 6 am Monday said tropical storm Noul in the mid-South China Sea was centered about 550 km east of Ho Chi Minh City with sustained winds of 65 km/hr, and that it was moving westward at a speed of 18 km/hr.
The storm is expected to strike the Southeast Asia land mass in southern Vietnam during Monday and Tuesday (November 17-18) and begin moving inland.
Thailand’s Eastern and eastern Northeastern provinces will experience more rainfall, and the already prevailing northeast monsoon over the Gulf of Thailand will strengthen with waves above two metres from Tuesday through the rest of the week.
All ships should proceed with caution during this period, the Meterological Department announcement said. Source
I caught a boat this morning from Koh Tao to Koh Phangan and fortunately the sea was as flat as a tack. I found a great, quiet place right on the beach with free wifi. Hopefully if we do get rain, it doesn’t stop the signal.