Tropical storm Mangkhut hit Vietnam

August 8, 2013. Tropical storm "Manghut" reached the coast of Vietnam on August 7 and unleashed on the country the strongest thunderstorms.

The day before, on August 6, NASA's "Aqua" took a picture of the storm in the infrared range. The image shows that the temperature of the upper boundary of its storm clouds reached? 63 ° C, which indicates a strong storm with a probability of heavy rains. By the way, the same picture can be seen to the east of South China's land surface temperature reaches +26,8 ° C. And it's at night!

Around 8:00 pm (12:00 GMT) on August 7 storm brought heavy rains hit Vietnam. The Ministry of Defence of Vietnam to mobilize more than 233,000 soldiers, 828 vehicles, 624 trucks and 6 aircraft to combat the effects of the storm, according to "Xinhua".

Now the storm is weakening, but still causes heavy rains in the north of the country, including the capital — Hanoi, there is a Wednesday night to Thursday meteorologists recorded a loss of 80 mm of rain. In Thanh Hoa province (north central Vietnam) and Haiphong (north Vietnamp) was observed up to 300 mm of rain. Winds of 62-88 km / h

The City of Hai Phong reported 16-year-old boy who has been missing since Wednesday. He wanted to see a dam on the huge storm waves.

From Thanh Hoa province reported the three missing men. They were on the barge, which blew off the anchor and swept into the raging sea.

On infrared satellite image "Aqua", made on August 8, you can see the remains of the clouds "Mangkhuta" that brought rain to Vietnam, Laos and China.

August 6, 2013. © NASA

August 8, 2013. © NASA

Source: News Gismeteo

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