HK Observatory to evaluate Strong Wind Signal, No. 3 tomorrow as Standby Signal, No. 1 remains in force

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30th May 2024 – (Hong Kong) According to the latest forecast, a tropical depression is projected to remain over 250 kilometres away from Hong Kong tonight and tomorrow morning. Consequently, the associated strong winds are unlikely to significantly impact the territory at this time. The Standby Signal, No. 1 will continue to be in effect until at least 6am tomorrow morning. However, as the tropical depression gradually approaches the coast of western Guangdong and the vicinity of the Pearl River Estuary throughout tomorrow, there is a possibility of slight intensification. Taking into account these changes, as well as local wind conditions, the Hong Kong Observatory will assess the necessity of issuing the Strong Wind Signal, No. 3 during the day tomorrow. It is advised that the public stay updated by following the latest weather bulletins.

In light of the anticipated weather conditions, it is important for individuals to exercise caution. Swells are expected, and therefore, members of the public are strongly advised to avoid venturing near the shoreline and refrain from engaging in water sports.

The weather forecast for tonight and tomorrow indicates cloudy skies with a few squally showers. Tomorrow, there will be an increase in showers and the possibility of a few thunderstorms. The showers may become heavy at times later in the day. Temperature-wise, the range will be between 26 and 29 degrees Celsius. Winds will be moderate to fresh, predominantly from the east to southeasterly direction. However, offshore and on high ground, winds may occasionally strengthen. Swells are also expected.

Looking ahead, Saturday is predicted to bring squally showers and thunderstorms, with showers intermittently intensifying. Offshore areas and high ground may experience occasional strong winds. Showers are likely to persist over the following days.

The tropical cyclone located in the central to northern part of the South China Sea is anticipated to gradually approach the coast of western Guangdong and the vicinity of the Pearl River Estuary tomorrow. This will result in windier conditions accompanied by squally showers and thunderstorms in the region over the next few days. On Sunday, a southwesterly airstream will bring showers to the coastal areas. Additionally, an easterly airstream is expected to affect the coast of Guangdong early to midweek next week.