Strong Wind Signal, No. 3 issued to replace No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm Signal till midnight, classes of evening schools resume (Updated: 4.40pm)

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2nd July 2022 – (Hong Kong) The Strong Wind Signal, No. 3 has been issued at 4.20pm to replace the No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm Signal. This means that winds with mean speeds of 41 to 62 kilometres per hour are expected. Strong winds are still blowing.

The Strong Wind Signal, No. 3 will remain in force before midnight tonight. As the Hong Kong Observatory cancelled the Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 at 4.20pm, classes of evening schools resume today.

The outer rainbands associated with Chaba will still occasionally bring squally showers to Hong Kong. Seas remain 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 Cheung Chau, Waglan Island and Tap Mun were 80, 72 and 67 kilometres per hour with maximum gusts 94, 88 and 81 kilometres per hour respectively.

Tropical Cyclone Chaba will move into inland Guangxi tomorrow and weaken gradually. Its associated outer rainbands will continue to affect the coast of Guangdong. Under the influence of an active southerly airstream, the weather is expected to remain unsettled over the coast of Guangdong early to midweek next week. With the anticyclone aloft strengthening gradually, the weather will improve over southeastern China in the latter part of next week. Besides, Tropical Cyclone Aere over the western North Pacific will move in the general direction of the vicinity of the Ryukyu Islands and the East China Sea in the next couple of days.

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