HK Observatory to issue Standby Signal, No. 1 shortly as local winds moderated


3rd July 2022 – (Hong Kong) According to Hong Kong Observatory, local winds moderated somewhat this morning. With Chaba moving inland and gradually weakening, the local winds are expected to moderate further. The Observatory will issue the Standby Signal, No. 1 shortly.

Strong winds will affect offshore and high ground occasionally this afternoon. The outer rainbands associated with Chaba will still occasionally bring showers and squalls to Hong Kong. There are 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, Cheung Chau and Sha Chau were 60, 51 and 51 kilometres per hour with maximum gusts 82, 66 and 71 kilometres per hour respectively.

Tropical Cyclone Chaba will move across Guangxi and Hunan today and tomorrow, and weaken gradually. Its associated outer rainbands will continue to bring showers and thunderstorms to the coast of Guangdong in the next couple of days. With the anticyclone aloft strengthening in the middle and latter parts of this week, the weather over southeastern China will improve gradually. Besides, Tropical Cyclone Aere over the western North Pacific will move across the East China Sea towards Japan in the next couple of days.