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SOURCE: Vietnam Express

DATE: December 9, 2018

SNIP: Experts say the downpours are triggered by the northeast monsoon in combination with strong winds.

The Central Meteorological and Hydrological Station stated that the onset of monsoon, combined with strong winds, have caused the heavy rain.

The rainfall in Da Nang in the last 24 hours since 7 p.m. Saturday is about 635 mm, the heaviest since archives were first available in 1975. Rainfall of 180 mm a day is considered heavy. [635mm is 25 inches].