HK Observatory to consider issuing Standby Signal, No. 1 or cancelling all warning signals between 2 and 6pm, schools suspended

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3rd July 2022 – (Hong Kong) In the past couple of hours, local winds are moderating slightly. Depending on the degree of weakening of local winds, the Observatory will consider issuing the Standby Signal, No. 1 or cancelling all the tropical cyclone warning signals between 2 and 6pm.

Meanwhile, the Social Welfare Department announces that due to the issuing of Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 3, members of the public are advised not to take their children or family members to centres providing after school care programmes or elderly services centres. Members of the public who have the need for the services mentioned may contact the service units concerned and confirm their operation hours in advance.

As the Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal no. 3 is now in force, classes of kindergartens, schools for children with physical disability and schools for children with intellectual disability are suspended today.

The outer rainbands associated with Chaba will still occasionally bring squally showers to Hong Kong. Seas remain rough with swells. Members of the public are advised to stay away from the shoreline and not to engage in water sports.

In the past hour, the maximum sustained winds recorded at Green Island, Sha Chau and Waglan Island were 62, 60 and 54 kilometres per hour with maximum gusts 80, 80 and 62 kilometres per hour respectively.

Tropical Cyclone Chaba will move across inland Guangxi today and weaken gradually. Its associated outer rainbands will continue to affect the coast of Guangdong. Under the influence of an active southerly airstream, the weather is expected to remain unsettled over the coast of Guangdong early to midweek this week. With the anticyclone aloft strengthening gradually, the weather will improve over southeastern China in the latter part of this week. Besides, Tropical Cyclone Aere over the western North Pacific will move across the vicinity of the Ryukyu Islands and the East China Sea today and tomorrow.

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