Amber Rainstorm Warning Signal issued at 12.50am, Strong Wind Signal, No. 3 to remain in force till noon today (Updated: 2.12am)

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1st July 2022 – (Hong Kong) Amber Rainstorm Warning Signal Special Announcement was issued by the Hong Kong Observatory at 12.50am. The rainstorm warning was subsequently cancelled at 2.10am.

The Rainstorm Warning Signal is now Amber. This means that heavy rain has fallen or is expected to fall generally over Hong Kong, exceeding 30 millimetres in an hour, and is likely to continue. Thunderstorm Warning was also issued at 12.47am. It was cancelled at 1.50am. few squally thunderstorms are expected to occur over Hong Kong.

Intense gusts may affect Hong Kong. Intense gusts of around 80 kilometres per hour were recorded at Tap Mun at around 12.40am.

As Chaba gradually edges closer to the coast of western Guangdong, local winds are strengthening gradually. There are strong winds offshore and on high ground. The Strong Wind Signal, No. 3 will remain in force before noon today. The need to issue the No. 8 Gale or Storm Signal thereafter depends on the development of Chaba and the changes of the local winds. The Observatory will closely monitor the movement of Chaba.

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