More rains anticipated as a depression is hovering in South China Sea

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The Meteorological Department has warned people in the Northeast, the eastern and central regions to brace for more rains next week as a result of a depression in the South China Sea.

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The department said that the low pressure area in the central part of the South China Sea had developed into a depression at 10 am on Friday and its epic centre is about 700 kilometres eastward of Danang in Vietnam.

The depression has a wind speed of 55 km/hour at its epic centre and it is moving westward a bit to the north at a speed of 20 km/hour while picking up speed.

It is expected to cover coastal provinces of central Vietnam during June 26-29 and this will bring about more rains in the northeastern, eastern and central Thailand.

The department advised people to keep themselves abreast with weather announcements.