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Weak Tropical System Brings Rain to Vietnam November 16, 2012
CIMSS Satellite Loop
Poorly organized Tropical Depression 25 brought broad bands of cloud and rain to parts of Vietnam while spinning off the southern tip of the country.
A minimal tropical depression brought locally heavy rain and squalls to parts of Vietnam as its broad center passed over the far southern tip of the country.

Forecasters say the poorly defined system dissipated while interacting with the Southeast Asia land mass.

It was initially thought the depression would strengthen into Tropical Storm Bopha within the next week and pass over the northern Malay Peninsula, along the Thai-Myanmar border.

Meteorologists said they were monitoring the system for regeneration, possibly over the Gulf of Thailand.

Tropical systems have historically been exceedingly rare in that part of the world.

Tropical Depression 25W Track

Sat ellite Loop Data: CIMSS