HK Observatory considers raising No 3 typhoon signal as storm edges closer

04-Aug-2021 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 5:02 AM Print This Post

The Hong Kong Observatory is considering raising the No 3 typhoon signal on Tuesday evening, when a tropical cyclone moving closer to the city will be reaching its nearest point.

As of 2pm, the tropical depression over the northern South China Sea was estimated to be about 130 kilometres south-southwest of Hong Kong and slowly moving east, across the coastal waters of neighbouring Guangdong province.

“[The] tropical depression will be closest to Hong Kong tonight and tomorrow morning, skirting about 100 kilometres to the south of the territory,” the Observatory said in its most recent update.

“With the approach of the tropical depression, the winds… are expected to strengthen tonight.”

Earlier in the day, the Observatory had suggested the slowly moving storm was unlikely to generate strong winds, adding showers and squalls were expected throughout Tuesday and over the next few days.

The standby signal was first issued on Monday at 9.40pm.

By midnight, the tropical depression over the northern part of the South China Sea was estimated to be about 260km southwest of Hong Kong, and was forecast to move east at about 12km/h across the coastal waters of Guangdong province.

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/3143549/hong-kong-observatory-issues-typhoon-warning

 

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