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Bulletin issued at 23:30 HKT 22/Sep/2014

Weather information for south China coastal waters issued by the Hong Kong Observatory at 11:30 p.m. on 22 September 2014

Weather Situation:
The cloud band over the northern part of the South China Sea is bringing showers to the south China coastal waters.

At 11 p.m., Tropical Storm Fung-wong with maximum sustained winds of about 85 kilometres per hour near its centre was located at 29.4 degrees north, 122.0 degrees east. It is forecast to move north at about 15 kilometres per hour across the coast of eastern China.

Area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Hong Kong Adjacent Waters:
North to northeast force 4.
Isolated showers.
Moderate seas.

Nan'ao:
Southwest force 5.
Isolated squally showers and thunderstorms.
Moderate seas.

Shanwei:
Northwest force 4 to 5, becoming southwest force 4 to 5 later.
Isolated squally showers and thunderstorms.
Moderate seas.

South of Hong Kong and Shangchuan Dao:
North to northeast force 4 to 5.
Isolated squally showers and thunderstorms.
Moderate seas.

Outlook for the next 48 hours
Northeasterly winds of force 4 to 5, becoming south to southeasterly winds of force 4. Isolated squally showers and thunderstorms.

Latest reports from south China coastal weather stations
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Waglan Island Wind northwest force 1
  Visibility 11 Kilometres

Shantou Wind southwest force 1
  Visibility 30 Kilometres

Dongsha Wind west-southwest force 1
  Visibility 10 Kilometres

Huangmaozhou Wind calm

Macau Wind south-southwest force 2
  Visibility 15 Kilometres

Xisha Wind southwest force 2
  Visibility 30 Kilometres


  • Explanation of Seas or Sea Waves
  • Explanation of Swells
  • Descriptive Terms of Wind Speeds
  • Visibility Readings in Hong Kong Waters
  • Map showing forecast areas
  • Tidal Information
  • Last revision date: <22 Sep 2014>