Macao likely to hoist Typhoon Signal No.8 tonight, Chaba to bring squally showers to HK from east

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1st July 2022 – (Hong Kong) An intense outer rainband of Chaba is approaching Hong Kong from the east. It is expected to bring squally showers to the territory in the next couple of hours.

Meanwhile in Macao, Signal No.3 is still in effect. The Signal No.3 will remain in effect this afternoon. The local winds will strengthen. At 12pm, Typhoon Chaba is located about 400 km south of Macao and moves toward the western coast of Guangdong province. As the winds over the bridges are expected to be strong and gusty, drivers are advised to pay attention to traffic safety. Motorcyclists should travel between Macao Peninsula and Taipa Island through motorcycle lane on Sai Van Bridge. The Macao Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau will most likely to hoist Typhoon Signal No.8 tonight to early morning on 2nd July.

In the past few hours, Chaba continued to track northwest. Its associated rainbands are occasionally bringing heavy showers and violent gusts to the coast of Guangdong. Strong winds are prevailing over Hong Kong. It is windier over the southern part of the territory.

According to the present forecast track, Chaba will maintain a distance of over 300 kilometres from Hong Kong for most of the day. It is expected that the Strong Wind Signal, No. 3 will remain in force before 5pmThe need to issue the No. 8 Gale or Storm Signal thereafter depends on the development of Chaba and the changes of the local winds. The Observatory will closely monitor the movement of Chaba.

Seas are rough with 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 Waglan Island and Cheung Chau Beach were 73 and 60 kilometres per hour with maximum gusts 84 and 80 kilometres per hour respectively.

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