Tropical Cyclone Warning Bulletin
Here is the latest Tropical Cyclone Warning Bulletin issued by the Hong Kong Observatory.
The Standby Signal, No. 1 is in force.
This means that a tropical cyclone now centred within about 800 kilometres of Hong Kong may affect us.
At 8 a.m., the tropical depression over the northeastern part of the South China Sea was estimated to be about 540 kilometres southeast of Hong Kong (near 19.3 degrees north 118.2 degrees east) and is forecast to move west at about 40 kilometres per hour across the northern part of the South China Sea and towards the vicinity of Hainan Island and Leizhou Peninsula.
Based on the current forecast track, the tropical depression will maintain a distance from Hong Kong before 2 pm. Local winds are not expected to strengthen significantly and the chance of issuing the Strong Wind Signal, No. 3 before 2 pm is not high.
Depending on variation of local winds, the Observatory will consider the need to issue the Strong Wind Signal, No. 3 later this afternoon to tonight.
As there will be swells, members of the public are advised to stay away from the shoreline.
(Precautionary Announcements with No. 1 Signal)
1. Precautions should be taken. Drains should be cleared of obstructions, and windows and doors should be checked.
2. People planning to visit Guangdong, Macau, outlying islands or remote parts of Hong Kong should note that changes in weather may affect your trips.
3. Fishing vessels and low power vessels in open sea should seek shelter as soon as possible and be secured properly with moorings.
4. Construction and property management practitioners should make sure that overhanging facilities and temporary structures outdoors are securely fastened, and should take precautionary measures.
5. Listen to radio, watch TV or browse the Hong Kong Observatory’s website and mobile app for latest information on the tropical cyclone.