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Bulletin issued at 03:30 HKT 27/Sep/2016

Weather information for south China coastal waters issued by the Hong Kong Observatory at 3:30 a.m. on 27 September 2016

Warnings:
Hurricane force winds in Nan'ao. Storm force winds in Shanwei. Strong winds in Hong Kong adjacent waters and south of Hong Kong.

Weather Situation:
At 3 a.m., Severe Typhoon Megi with maximum sustained winds of about 175 kilometres per hour near its centre was located at 22.4 degrees north, 124.0 degrees east, it is forecast to move west-northwest at about 22 kilometres per hour towards Taiwan.

Area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Hong Kong Adjacent Waters:
North to northwest force 4 to 5, up to force 6 later.
Some haze, isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Moderate seas, becoming rough later.

Nan'ao:
North to northwest force 7 to 8, becoming west to southwest force 9 to 10 later, occasionally up to force 11 to 12.
Frequent heavy squally showers and thunderstorms.
Very rough seas, becoming phenomenal later.

Shanwei:
North to northwest force 6, becoming west force 8 to 9 later, occasionally up to force 10 to 11.
Occasional heavy squally showers and thunderstorms.
Rough seas, becoming high to very high later.

South of Hong Kong:
Northwest force 4 to 5, up to force 6 later.
Isolated squally showers and thunderstorms.
Moderate seas, becoming rough later.

Shangchuan Dao:
Northwest force 4 to 5.
Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Moderate seas.

Outlook for the next 48 hours
West to southwesterly winds of force 7, cyclonic winds of force 11 to 12 in east. Occasional heavy squally showers and thunderstorms.

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