Amber Rainstorm Warning cancelled, but Thunderstorm Warning remains in force, heavy showers with squally thunderstorms expected early next week

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10th June 2023 – (Hong Kong) The Hong Kong Observatory has cancelled the Amber Rainstorm Warning signal at 9.15pm today, but the Thunderstorm Warning issued earlier at 5.25 pm is still in force until 12.30am on 11th June. The area of low pressure over the vicinity of Beibu Wan is expected to linger over the vicinity of Leizhou Peninsula tomorrow, 11th June. It is expected to move across the coast of western Guangdong and its coastal waters next Monday and Tuesday, and may edge closer to the vicinity of the Pearl River Estuary.

The Observatory has warned that there would be heavy showers and squally thunderstorms over that area by then. It will closely monitor whether the area of low pressure will develop into a tropical cyclone and its impact on Hong Kong. Members of the public are advised to pay attention to the latest weather information.

As of 7.50 pm today, the rain was particularly heavy in Tai Po District and Sai Kung District, with more than 70 millimetres of hourly rainfall fallen.

At 8 pm, Typhoon Guchol was centred about 690 kilometres south-southeast of Okinawa and is forecast to move north-northeast at about 22 kilometres per hour across the seas east of Luzon.

The weather forecast for tonight and tomorrow in Hong Kong calls for mainly cloudy with occasional showers. The showers will be heavy with squally thunderstorms at first. The minimum temperature will be about 27 degrees tomorrow morning, with sunny intervals during the day. The maximum temperature will be around 32 degrees, with light winds becoming moderate east to southeasterlies tomorrow.

The outlook for the coming days includes heavy showers at times with squally thunderstorms next Monday and Tuesday, and still showery in the following few days. The public is advised to stay tuned to the latest weather updates and take necessary precautions to stay safe during the inclement weather.