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Bulletin issued at 16:30 HKT 05/Jul/2015

Weather information for south China coastal waters issued by the Hong Kong Observatory at 4:30 p.m. on 05 July 2015

Strong winds in Nan'ao.

Weather Situation:
A trough of low pressure is bringing unsettled weather to the coastal waters of Guangdong.

At 4 p.m., Severe Tropical Storm Linfa with maximum sustained winds of about 90 kilometres per hour near its centre was located at 18.1 degrees north, 120.2 degrees east. It is forecast to move northwest at about 10 kilometres per hour towards the southern part of Taiwan.

Area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Hong Kong Adjacent Waters:
Southeast force 3 to 4.
Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Slight to moderate seas.

Northeast force 4 to 5, occasionally force 6.
Moderate to rough seas.

East to northeast force 4 to 5.
Moderate seas.

South of Hong Kong and Shangchuan Dao:
East to southeast force 4.
Isolated squally showers and thunderstorms.
Moderate seas.

Outlook for the next 48 hours
North to northwesterly winds of force 4 to 5, up to force 6 in east at first. Isolated squally showers and thunderstorms.

Latest reports from south China coastal weather stations

Waglan Island Wind east force 2
  Visibility 14 Kilometres

Shantou Wind west force 2
  Visibility 14 Kilometres

Dongsha Wind north-northeast force 4
  Visibility 10 Kilometres

Macau Wind southeast force 2
  Visibility 20 Kilometres

Xisha Wind southwest force 1
  Visibility 30 Kilometres