HK Observatory to consider issuing Strong Wind Signal, No. 3 between 10am and 1pm today, Standby Signal, No. 1 still in force

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9th August 2022 – (Hong Kong) According to the present forecast track, the tropical depression will continue to edge closer to the coast of Guangdong and strengthen slightly. Under the influence of its outer rainbands, there will be squally showers and thunderstorms. Showers will be heavy at times. Winds will be strong offshore and on high ground. Winds will strengthen generally further later. Depending on the changes in local winds, the Observatory will consider issuing the Strong Wind Signal, No. 3 between 10am and 1pm today.

The Standby Signal, No. 1 is still in force. At present, the tropical depression over the central part of the South China Sea was estimated to be about 590 kilometres south-southwest of Hong Kong (near 17.1 degrees north 113.0 degrees east) and is forecast to move north at about 18 kilometres per hour towards the vicinity of western Guangdong and Hainan Island, and intensify gradually. Intense gusts of around 70 kilometres per hour were recorded at Cheung Chau at around 9.30am.

Thunderstorm Warning issued at 6.30am today till remain in force until 10.30am today. Squally thunderstorms are expected to occur over Hong Kong.

Intense gusts of around 70 kilometres per hour were recorded at Cheung Chau at around 9.30am.

Intense gusts reaching 80 kilometres per hour or above may affect Hong Kong.

The tropical cyclone over the central part of the South China Sea will move towards the vicinity of western Guangdong and Hainan Island today and tomorrow, and intensify gradually. Under the influence of its outer rainbands, it will be windy with heavy squally showers and thunderstorms over the northern part of the South China Sea and the coast of Guangdong in the next couple of days. There will be swells. A broad trough of low pressure is expected to affect the northern part of the South China Sea in the latter part of this week and early next week, it will still be showery over the region.

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