Gale or Storm Signal, No. 8 will remain in force up to 4pm as Typhoon Kompasu weakens


13th October 2021 – (Hong Kong) Rainbands associated with Kompasu continue to affect the coast of Guangdong. Gales are prevailing over parts of the territory. However, as Kompasu departs, local winds are expected to weaken gradually in the afternoon. According to the latest announcement at 9.45am by Hong Kong Observatory, the Gale or Storm Signal, No. 8 will remain in force up to 4pm.

Heavy rain brought by Kompasu may lead to flooding in low-lying areas. Members of the public should continue to take precautions against flooding. Seas will be rough with swells. Members of the public should stay away from the shoreline and not engage in water sports.

In the past hour, the maximum sustained winds recorded at Ngong Ping, Waglan Island and Cheung Chau Beach were 81, 81 and 77 kilometres per hour with maximum gusts 115, 93 and 100 kilometres per hour respectively.

Tropical Cyclone Kompasu will move across the northern part of the South China Sea towards the vicinity of Hainan Island today. Under the combined effect of Kompasu and the northeast monsoon, it will be windy with heavy rain and squalls over the coast of Guangdong. Another surge of the northeast monsoon is expected to reach the coast of southern China during the weekend. It will be dry and slightly cooler over the region early next week.