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Mun to bring flooding, mudslides to China and Vietnam through Friday

By Eric Leister, AccuWeather senior meteorologist
July 04, 2019, 2:50:37 AM EDT

Despite weakening to a tropical depression, Mun will continue to bring rounds of heavy rainfall to parts of China and Vietnam through Friday.

Mun reached tropical storm status on Tuesday, but has since lost intensity since moving inland over northern Vietnam. Despite this, there remains a risk to lives and property due to flooding.

Heavy rainfall will continue to stream into southeast China and northern Vietnam through the end of the week.

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Total rainfall of 100-200 mm (4-8 inches) is expected across northern Vietnam and southern parts of the Guangxi province in China with an AccuWeather Local StormMax™ of 300 mm (12 inches).

Flooding will be the most widespread concern; however, there will be a heightened risk for mudslides in areas of rugged terrain that receive heavy rainfall.

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The risk for damaging winds will be at and near the coast from Hai Phong to Beihai. Rough seas will also be a concern for marine activities in the region.

Localized downpours will continue to be a concern across the region this weekend, but the risk for flooding and mudslides will slowly diminish.

While Mun will remain far to the southwest of Hong Kong, the city and surrounding areas can experience heavy downpours at times into this weekend as tropical moisture streams into the area.

Prior to reaching Vietnam and China, Mun tracked across Hainan on Wednesday before emerging into the Gulf of Tonkin.

Heavy rainfall and gusty winds battered the island causing travel disruptions and localized flooding.

Ferry services and flights were disrupted by the storm, according to China's official state-run press agency Xinhua.

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