Typhoon Nalgae, after hitting southern Hainan province of China late Tuesday night, weakened into a low pressure system towards Vietnam, According to the Hydro- meteorological Forecast Centre (HFC) Wednesday.

Its circulation, together with strong northeast winds, caused gales of up to 74kph in the northern Vietnam and the coast of central Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue provinces. Heavy rains are expected to fall down from Thanh Hoa to Quang Nam provinces on Wednesday.

At 4 a.m. local time on Wednesday, the center of the tropical low pressure was about 190 km east-northeast of central Nghe An and Quang Tri provinces, packing winds of between 39-49 kph, HFC reported.

In 24 hours, it would move west-southwest with a speed of 10-15 kph. By 4 a.m. local time on Thursday, it is forecast to hang over the central region of the neighboring Laos, with winds reduced to below 39 kph.

Heavy rains are forecast to be in most parts of the country on Wednesday.

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