Strong Wind Signal, No. 3 will remain in force before 5pm, No. 8 Gale or Storm Signal may be hoisted later


1st July 2022 – (Hong Kong) According to Hong Kong Observatory, 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. The Strong Wind Signal, No. 3 will remain in force before 5pm. The 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 Ngong Ping, Waglan Island and Cheung Chau Beach were 70, 68 and 55 kilometres per hour with maximum gusts 95, 75 and 68 kilometres per hour respectively.

Tropical Cyclone Chaba will move in the general direction of the coast of western Guangdong today and tomorrow, and intensify gradually. There will be strong winds with swells over the northern part of the South China Sea and the coast of southern China. Its associated outer rainbands will also bring squally showers and thunderstorms to the region.