Scientists at Viet Nam’s Hydro-Meteorology Institute said Typhoon Peipah would soon pass over the Philippines’ Luzon Island and enter the East Sea this afternoon. During the next 24 to 48 hours, Peipah is forecast to keep moving in a west-southwesterly direction at 10 to 15km per hour.At 1pm tomorrow, the eye of the storm is expected to reach the eastern parts of the East Sea with winds swirling round its eye registered between ten and eleven on the Beaufort Scale. The typhoon is expected to bring medium to heavy rain to central and southern Viet Nam, from Thua Thien – Hue to Binh Thuan provinces and the Central Highlands. The National Steering Committee for Storm and Flood Control (NSCSFC) yesterday sent out a storm warning to coastal provinces and cities from Quang Ninh to Ca Mau and Kien Giang.Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai and the NSCSFC ordered local authorities to keep close watch on fishing boats at sea and to in turn order boat owners to steer clear of stormy areas. Relevant officials in the high-risk provinces were ordered to keep track of storm activity and immediately carry out evacuations as needed.