Status of Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal


Standby Signal, No. 1

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 weather.

(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 plans.

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 cyclone.

Dispatched by Hong Kong Observatory at 03:45 HKT on 24.09.2017
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