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Bulletin issued at 12:30 HKT 20/Aug/2017

Weather information for south China coastal waters issued by the Hong Kong Observatory at 12:30 p.m. on 20 August 2017

Weather Situation:
A southerly airstream is affecting the coastal waters of Guangdong.

Besides, the area of low pressure over the seas east of Luzon has intensified into a tropical depression. At noon, the tropical depression with maximum sustained winds of about 45 kilometres per hour near its centre was located at 19.4 degrees north, 128.2 degrees east, it is forecast to move west-northwest at about 18 kilometres per hour towards Luzon Strait and intensify gradually.

Area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Hong Kong Adjacent Waters:
Southwest force 4.
Some haze tomorrow.
Moderate seas.

Nan'ao, Shanwei, South of Hong Kong and Shangchuan Dao:
Southwest force 4 to 5.
Moderate seas.

Outlook for the next 48 hours
West to northwesterly winds of force 4 to 5, up to force 6 later. Scattered squally showers and thunderstorms later.

Latest reports from south China coastal weather stations

Waglan Island Wind southwest force 3
  Visibility 50 Kilometres or above

Shantou Wind south-southwest force 2
  Visibility 30 Kilometres

Dongsha Wind north force 2
  Visibility 10 Kilometres

Huangmaozhou Wind west force 2

Macau Wind east force 1
  Visibility 40 Kilometres

Xisha Wind west force 2
  Visibility 30 Kilometres