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
This means that winds with mean speeds of 63 kilometres per
hour or more are expected from the southeast
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
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
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
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
Dispatched by Hong Kong Observatory at 21:45 HKT on 01.07.2022
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