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The Tropical Depression over the South China Sea on 29 July 2005
(29 July 2005)

The area of low pressure over the South China Sea intensified into a tropical depression last night (28 July 2005). The tropical depression was closest to Hong Kong with a distance of about 400 kilometres at 5 a.m. today (29 July 2005). It then gradually moved away from Hong Kong at about 16 kilometres per hour in the general direction of Hainan. Under the influence of the outer rainbands of the tropical depression, Hong Kong was occasionally affected by squally showers today. Gusts reaching 70 kilometres per hour were reported at Cheung Chau in the afternoon.

Although the tropical depression is moving away from Hong Kong, its rainbands will continue to affect Hong Kong in the next couple of days. Squally showers will continue and the showers will be heavy at times. Winds will be strong over offshore waters and on high ground. Rough seas are also expected. The public are advised to keep alert and pay attention to the latest weather reports on radio and TV. For those planning to engage in water sports or perform marine duties over the weekend should pay special attention to the danger caused by rough seas and swells.

For the latest weather forecasts, please refer to the following Observatory webpages: (Local Weather Forecast) and (7-day Weather Forecast).

For the positions and forecast track of the tropical depression, please refer to:

Last revision date: <20 Dec 2012>