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 4 a.m., the tropical depression over the northern part of
the South China Sea was estimated to be about 470 kilometres
south of Hong Kong (near 18.1 degrees north 114.8 degrees
east) and is forecast to move west-northwest at about 25
kilometres per hour towards the vicinity of the western part
of Guangdong and Hainan Island.
According to the present forecast track, the tropical
depression will skirt about 300 kilometres or more to the
southwest of Hong Kong during the day today. Winds will be
strong offshore today. Unless the tropical depression takes
a track closer to Hong Kong or intensify significantly, the
chance to issue higher signals will not be high. The
Observatory will closely monitor its impact on local
(Precautionary Announcements with No. 1 Signal)
1. Some precautions against damage should be taken now,
gutters and drains should be cleared of obstructions.
Hinges, bolts, locks and shutters of windows and doors
should be checked.
2. If you are planning to visit Guangdong, Macau, any of the
off-shore islands or remote parts of Hong Kong, you are
reminded that changes in weather may affect your
3. All small vessels including low power vessels and fishing
vessels in open sea should seek shelter as soon as possible.
Please take any precautions necessary for small vessels and
secure them properly with moorings.
4. Listen to radio, watch TV or browse the Hong Kong
Observatory's web site for information on the tropical
Dispatched by Hong Kong Observatory at 03:45 HKT on 24.09.2017
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