Bad weather to hit HK before 1st July celebration, wind speed to reach Category 6 similar to T3

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27th June 2022 – (Hong Kong) The Hong Kong Observatory said that the anticyclone aloft will continue to bring generally fine and very hot weather to southern China in the next couple of days. A broad area of low pressure over the central part of the South China Sea is expected to develop into a tropical cyclone gradually midweek this week, its intensity and movement remain uncertain. But under the influence of its associated outer rainbands, the weather over the northern part of the South China Sea and the coast of southern China will deteriorate gradually in the latter part of this week, winds will strengthen gradually and there will be squally showers and thunderstorms.

The weather will gradually deteriorate before 1st July celebration, and the winds will gradually strengthen. The wind speed will reach Category 6 similar to Typhoon No. 3, and there will also squally showers and thunderstorms during the weekend. Earlier this year, the Observatory predicted that 5 to 8 tropical cyclones would enter Hong Kong within a range of 500 kilometres. According to the latest forecast of the Observatory, a broad low-pressure area in the central part of the South China Sea is expected to gradually develop into a tropical cyclone in the middle of this week, with variable intensity and track. The wind is gradually strengthening, and there will be more squally showers and thunderstorms from the weekend. The severe weather is expected to continue until next Monday (4th July) and the temperature in the urban area will also drop below 30 degrees.

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