Status of Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal


No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm Signal

Tropical Cyclone Warning Bulletin

Here is the latest Tropical Cyclone Warning Bulletin issued by the Hong Kong Observatory.

The No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm Signal is in force.

This means that winds with mean speeds of 63 kilometres per hour or more are expected from the southeast quarter.

At 10 p.m., Severe Tropical Storm Chaba was centred about 350 kilometres south-southwest of Hong Kong (near 19.5 degrees north 112.7 degrees east) and is forecast to move northwest at about 16 kilometres per hour in the general direction of the coast of western Guangdong.

According to the present forecast track, Chaba will be closest to Hong Kong tonight and tomorrow morning (2 July), skirting about 300 kilometres to the southwest of the territory. Gale force winds are affecting many places of Hong Kong while winds on high ground even reach storm force occasionally. Local winds will turn gradually from the east to the southeast. Some places may become more exposed. No. 8 Gale or Storm Signal will remain in force before 5 a.m. tomorrow. Members of the public are advised to take note of the latest weather information before leaving home tomorrow morning.

The rainbands associated with Chaba will bring occasional heavy showers and violent gusts to Hong Kong. Seas are very rough with swells. Members of the public are advised to stay away from the shoreline, and not to engage in water sports.

In the past hour, the maximum sustained winds recorded at Ngong Ping, Cheung Chau Beach and Waglan Island were 101, 69 and 65 kilometres per hour with maximum gusts 125, 95 and 79 kilometres per hour respectively.

(Precautionary Announcements with No. 8 Signal)

1. Continue to exercise all precautions in your home. Lock all windows and doors, insert reinforced shutters and gates if they are available. Adhesive tape fixed to large window-panes in exposed positions will reduce damage and injury by broken glass. Drains should be cleared of leaves and rubbish as soon as possible.

2. Do not stand near windows on the exposed side of your home. Make sure you have a safe place to shelter, should windows be broken.

3. Owing to storm surge, low-lying areas may have serious flooding or backflow of seawater. You should avoid going to likely affected low-lying areas and stay away from dangerous places.

4. Owners of neon signs should switch off the electricity supply to the signs.

5. Please listen to radio or watch TV for the latest weather information broadcast. You can also browse the Hong Kong Observatory's website and mobile app for the information.

Dispatched by Hong Kong Observatory at 21:45 HKT on 01.07.2022
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