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Bulletin issued at 19:30 HKT 18/Nov/2017

Weather information for south China coastal waters issued by the Hong Kong Observatory at 7:30 p.m. on 18 November 2017

Gale force winds in Nan'ao, Shanwei, south of Hong Kong and Shangchuan Dao. Strong winds in Hong Kong adjacent waters.

Weather Situation:
An intense northeast monsoon is affecting the south China coastal waters.

At 7 p.m., Tropical Storm Kirogi with maximum sustained winds of about 65 kilometres per hour near its centre was located near 11.5 degrees north, 112.1 degrees east. It is forecast to move west or west-northwest at about 22 kilometres per hour in the general direction of the southern part of Vietnam.

Area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Hong Kong Adjacent Waters:
Northeast force 6 to 7.
A few rain patches.
Rough seas.

Northeast force 8 to 9.
Very rough to high seas.

Shanwei, South of Hong Kong and Shangchuan Dao:
Northeast force 7 to 8.
Rough to very rough seas.

Outlook for the next 48 hours
North to northeasterly winds of force 6 to 7, force 8 in east at first. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.

Latest reports from south China coastal weather stations

Waglan Island Wind northeast force 6
  Visibility 9 Kilometres

Shantou Wind east-northeast force 3
  Visibility 20 Kilometres in showers

Dongsha Wind north-northeast force 4
  Visibility 10 Kilometres

Huangmaozhou Wind north-northwest force 4

Macau Wind north force 3
  Visibility 17 Kilometres

Xisha Wind east-northeast force 2
  Visibility 26 Kilometres