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Tropical Depression Nalgae (22W) by Coast of Southeastern China

18.6N 108.5E

October 5th, 2011 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Depression Nalgae (22W) - October 5th, 2011

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Track of Tropical Depression Nalgae (22W) - October 5th, 2011 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TD 22W

Tropical Depression Nalgae (22W), located approximately 180 nautical miles southeast of Hanoi, Vietnam, has tracked southwest at 6
knots over the past six hours.

Maximum significant wave height is 14 feet. Since passing the Philippines, the system has posed a threat to Vietnam and southeastern China.

On October 3, the National Marine Environmental Forecasting Center of China upgraded the rainstorm alert for Typhoon Nalgae to the orange level, the second-highest alert level in the country’s four-level rainstorm alert system, reporting that a number of tidal stations off the provinces of Hainan, Guangdong and Fujian would experience tides beyond the ordinary safety levels.

According to the agency, Nalgae, the third tropical cyclone to have affected the region in a short span of just 10 days, can bring about many problems, as strong winds and heavy rain had caused severe damage to some water projects in those regions and consumed large quantities of flood control materials.

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