Tropical Cyclone Bulletin
Here is the latest Tropical Cyclone Bulletin issued by the Hong Kong Observatory.
The Strong Wind Signal, No. 3 is in force.
This means that winds with mean speeds of 41 to 62 kilometres per hour are expected.
At noon, the tropical depression over the northern part of the South China Sea was estimated to be about 240 kilometres southwest of Hong Kong (near 20.9 degrees north 112.4 degrees east) and is forecast to move north or north-northwest at about 20 kilometres per hour towards the coast of western Guangdong.
In the past few hours, the Tropical Depression adopted a more westward track, further away from Hong Kong. It is expected to make landfall at the western part of Guangdong in the afternoon and skirt about 200 km west of Hong Kong. According to the present forecast track, the chance of generally strong winds in Hong Kong is reduced. The Observatory will consider the issuance of Standby Signal, No.1, in the afternoon. The outer rainbands of the Tropical Depression will bring occasional heavy squally showers to Hong Kong. Members of the public should be on the alert.
In the past hour, the maximum sustained winds recorded at Ngong Ping and Cheung Chau were 51 and 39 kilometres per hour with maximum gusts 81 and 45 kilometres per hour respectively.
(Precautionary Announcements with No. 3 Signal)
1. Since seas are rough and there are swells, you are advised to stay away from the shoreline and not to engage in water sports.
2. Storm water drains should be cleared of leaves and rubbish, this applies particularly to dwellers in low-lying areas.
3. Listen to radio, watch TV or browse the Hong Kong Observatory's web site for information on the tropical cyclone.