9th August 2022 – (Hong Kong) The Strong Wind Signal, No. 3, was issued at 11.25am. This means that winds with mean speeds of 41 to 62 kilometres per hour are expected. The Strong Wind Signal, No. 3 will remain in force at least until 6pm today. The need to issue higher signals subsequently will depend on the changes in the intensity of the tropical depression and the variation in local wind strength. The Observatory will closely monitor the development and movement of the tropical depression.
The tropical cyclone over the central part of the South China Sea will move towards the vicinity of western Guangdong and Hainan Island today and tomorrow, and intensify gradually. Under the influence of its outer rainbands, it will be windy with heavy squally showers and thunderstorms over the northern part of the South China Sea and the coast of Guangdong in the next couple of days. There will be swells. A broad trough of low pressure is expected to affect the northern part of the South China Sea in the latter part of this week and early next week, it will still be showery over the region.
Meanwhile, the Social Welfare Department announces that while Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 3 has been issued, all child care centres, centres providing after school care programmes, elderly services centres and day rehabilitation units, including sheltered workshops, integrated vocational rehabilitation services centres, integrated vocational training centres and day activity centres, will remain open during their normal operating hours. If necessary, members of the public can contact the centres to make arrangements for the safe return home of their children and family members.