Showers and squally thunderstorms continue to affect HK as Tropical Cyclone Mulan moves away

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11th August 2022 – (Hong Kong) According to Hong Kong Observatory, areas of thundery showers continue to develop in the vicinity of the Pearl River Estuary and south of Hong Kong. They are expected to bring heavy showers to the territory in the next couple of hours. Intense gusts of around 80 kilometres per hour were recorded at Green Island at around 10.50am. It will be mainly cloudy with showers and a few squally thunderstormsShowers will be heavier at times at first

Tropical Cyclone Mulan will move across the inland areas of the northern part of Vietnam today and dissipate gradually but its outer rainbands will still bring squally showers and thunderstorms to the northern part of the South China Sea and the coast of Guangdong. A broad trough of low pressure will continue to bring showers to the northern part of the South China Sea in the latter part of this week. The anticyclone aloft is expected to strengthen slightly early next week and the weather will improve over southeastern China. An upper-air disturbance will bring showers to the coast of southern China again midweek next week. Besides, the tropical cyclone over the western North Pacific will move towards the vicinity of Honshu of Japan in the next couple of days.

At 10 am, Tropical Depression Mulan was centred about 80 kilometres northeast of Hanoi. It is forecast to move west-northwest at about 14 kilometres per hour across the inland areas of the northern part of Vietnam and dissipating gradually. Meanwhile, the tropical depression over the western North Pacific was centred about 810 kilometres south-southwest of Tokyo. It is forecast to move north or north-northwest at about 14 kilometres per hour towards the vicinity of Honshu of Japan.

Source: Hong Kong Observatory
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