Typhoon Noru will become a tropical storm when it arrives in Thailand on Sept 28-29, according to the Hydro-Informatics Institute.
Sutat Weesakul, director of the institute, said Noru will be a tropical storm when it enters the country and will then weaken and people must be prepared for a windstorm and flooding.
He said that Typhoon Noru would land in Vietnam after midnight of Sept 27 and become a tropical storm with the maximum wind speed near its eye at 100 kilometers per hour. Then the storm will pass Laos and reach the upper Northeast on the night of Sept 28-29. It should then remain as a tropical storm with the maximum wind speed near its eye at 74kph, Mr Sutat said.
Storm Noru was expected to enter the country in the upper part of Ubon Ratchathani province. It will pass the central Northeast to the lower North and the Central Plain. It will weaken to a depression and a low-pressure system before disappearing in the country on Sept 30.
Due to Storm Noru, rain will start in the Northeast tonight (Sept 27). When the storm covers the Northeast, it will bring rains to provinces in the basins of the Chi and Mun rivers including Udon Thani and Loei provinces as well as those in the basins of Chao Phraya and Pa Sak rivers and other rivers in the East along the Khao Yai mountain range, Mr Sutat said. (TNA)