Bangkok expected to dodge worst of weakening Typhoon Noru

Image: Windy.com
Image: Windy.com

Typhoon Noru is weakening after making landfall this morning in Vietnam into a tropical storm that will inundate Thailand’s northeast but likely do little more than soak the capital.

Noru’s path is currently tracking northwest from where it made landfall in Da Nang, Vietnam, and will next storm over Laos and Isaan later today, with wind speeds of up to 74kph, according to government meteorologists.

Heavy rain is still expected in the north, northeast, and central Thailand, but Bangkok is unlikely to see much worse than it has for the past, wet month.

More than 400,000 evacuated in Vietnam’s Da Nang area this morning after what’s been billed as the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year killed at least six people there and drove thousands from their homes. 

#TyphoonNoru has been trending on Thai Twitter this morning.

Related
Oh Noru! Typhoon about to hit storm-battered Bangkok

Subscribe to the WTF is Up in Southeast Asia + Hong Kong podcast to get our take on the top trending news and pop culture from the region every Thursday!

https://coconuts.co/wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=uaio_profile_badge



Reader Interactions

Leave A Reply


BECOME A COCO+ MEMBER

Support local news and join a community of like-minded
“Coconauts” across Southeast Asia and Hong Kong.

Join Now
Coconuts TV
Our latest and greatest original videos
Subscribe on

MOST POPULAR