Hong Kong Observatory warns of impending stormy weather on Friday and Saturday

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29th May 2024 – (Hong Kong) The Hong Kong Observatory issued a special weather advisory this evening, alerting residents to the impending inclement weather conditions. A broad trough of low pressure situated over the central part of the South China Sea is responsible for the unsettled weather expected in the region.

The low-pressure trough is predicted to gradually approach the southern coast of China over the next one to two days, resulting in heavy showers and squally thunderstorms on Friday, 31st May, and Saturday, 1st June. The Hong Kong Observatory is closely monitoring the development of a potential low-pressure area within the trough and its potential impact on local winds. It urges members of the public to stay updated on the latest weather forecasts.

In addition to the approaching low-pressure system, a strong easterly airstream is currently affecting the coast of Guangdong. Furthermore, the broad trough of low pressure is bringing showers and thunderstorms to the central part of the South China Sea.

Typhoon Ewiniar has weakened into a severe tropical storm, with its centre located approximately 920 kilometres south-southwest of Osaka at 10 p.m. The storm is expected to maintain its northeast trajectory across the seas south of Japan.

The weather forecast for tonight and tomorrow predicts mainly cloudy conditions with a few showers. Temperatures will range between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius, with intermittent bright periods during the day. Moderate to fresh easterly winds are expected, with stronger gusts offshore and on high ground initially.

Looking ahead, the region should expect unsettled weather with showers and occasional squally thunderstorms on Friday and Saturday. The easterly airstream will persist along the coast of Guangdong, while the broad trough of low pressure in the South China Sea will bring further showers and thunderstorms. There is a possibility for the formation of an additional low-pressure area within the broad trough. As the trough edges closer to the southern coast of China, the latter part of this week and early next week may experience bouts of showers and squally thunderstorms. Furthermore, another easterly airstream is anticipated to affect the coast of Guangdong in the early to midweek of the following week.

Source: Hong Kong Observatory