"Category 2 Tropical Depression in Upper South China Sea"
No. 1 Time Issued October 12, 2020
At 10.00 a.m., Category 2 (depression) in the upper South China Sea was centered at latitude 17.5 degrees north, longitude 116.5 degrees east, with sustained winds of 55 km/hr. It is moving west at a speed of about 15 km/hr, tending to gain strength as a Category 3 (tropical storm) today. It likely moves through Hainan into upper Vietnam from 14-15 October with increasing rainfall in the eastern and upper part of the Northeast.
In addition, the strong southwest monsoon prevails over the Andaman Sea, Thailand and the Gulf of Thailand, bringing about continuous rainfall with some heavy in the South. The wind waves in the Andaman Sea and the upper Gulf of Thailand are 2-3 meters high and more than 3 meters high in thundershowers. All ships should proceed with caution, and small boats keep ashore.
The advisory is in effect on 12 October 2020, at 11.00 a.m.
This next issue will be at 12 October 2020, at 11.00 p.m.
(Signed) Kornravee Sitthichivapak
(Miss Kornravee Sitthichivapak)
Thai Meteorological Department