Strong Wind Signal, No. 3 to replace the Gale or Storm Signal, No. 8 between 4 and 7pm

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13th October 2021- (Hong Kong) As Kompasu departs from Hong Kong and is about to make landfall over Hainan Island, local winds are subsiding. Depending on the degree of weakening of local winds, the Observatory will consider issuing the Strong Wind Signal, No. 3 to replace the Gale or Storm Signal, No. 8 between 4 and 7pm.

Outer rainbands of Kompasu continue to affect the coast of Guangdong. The associated heavy rain may lead to flooding in low-lying areas. Members of the public should continue to take precautions against flooding. Seas will be rough with swells. Members of the public should stay away from the shoreline and not engage in water sports.

In the past hour, the maximum sustained winds recorded at Ngong Ping, Cheung Chau Beach and Tai Mei Tuk were 87, 66 and 65 kilometres per hour with maximum gusts 115, 84 and 84 kilometres per hour respectively.

Tropical Cyclone Kompasu will move across Hainan Island and then towards the northern part of Vietnam today and tomorrow. Under the effect of the outer rainbands of Kompasu, there will still be showers over the coast of Guangdong today and tomorrow. An area of low pressure is expected to bring unsettled weather to the central and northern parts of the South China Sea towards the weekend to early next week. A dry northeast monsoon will reach the coast of southern China during the weekend. The weather will improve and it will be slightly cooler over the region early next week.

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