Hong Kong Observatory issues Amber Rainstorm Warning Signal as showers and thunderstorms approach

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24th May 2024 – (Hong Kong) Hong Kong Observatory has issued an Amber Rainstorm Warning Signal at 12.10pm as a result of a trough of low pressure moving towards the northern part of the South China Sea and the coast of Guangdong. This weather system is expected to bring showers and thunderstorms to the region.

The intensity of the rain is expected to exceed 30 millimetres per hour and is likely to persist.

As a consequence, certain low-lying and inadequately drained regions may experience flooding. Individuals residing in these susceptible areas are advised to take the essential measures to minimise their vulnerability to the potential risks associated with the heavy rainfall and flooding.

In addition to this, a tropical depression has intensified over the western North Pacific, situated east of the Philippines. As of noon, the tropical depression was located approximately 1010 kilometres southeast of Manila and is projected to move northwest at a speed of about 22 kilometres per hour across the seas east of the Philippines.

For the afternoon and tonight, the weather forecast indicates mainly cloudy conditions with intermittent showers and thunderstorms. The showers are expected to become heavier at times during the afternoon. East to southeasterly winds will be light to moderate in strength.