The Observatory will consider issuing the Gale or Storm Signal, No. 8 later this afternoon


12th October 2021 – (Hong Kong) With the combined effect of Kompasu and the northeast monsoon, strong winds prevail over southern China. There are occasional gales offshore and on high ground. The Strong Wind Signal, No. 3 will remain in force this morning and early this afternoon.

As Kompasu gradually edges closer to the coast of Guangdong and intensifies, its outer rainbands will bring squally showers to Hong Kong tonight. Local winds are also expected to strengthen further. The Observatory will consider issuing the Gale or Storm Signal, No. 8 later this afternoon.

Storm surge induced by Kompasu and heavy rain may lead to flooding in low-lying areas. Members of the public should take precautions against strong winds and flooding. Besides, seas will be rough with swells. Members of the public should stay away from the shoreline and not engage in water sports.

The maximum temperature will be around 28 degrees. Seas will be rough with swells.

Tropical Cyclone Kompasu will move across the northern part of the South China Sea in the next couple of days. Under its combined effect with the northeast monsoon, winds will strengthen over the coast of Guangdong with heavy rain and squalls. With Kompasu departing from the coast of Guangdong, the weather will improve slightly over the region towards the weekend. Another surge of the northeast monsoon is expected to bring dry and slightly cooler weather to southern China during the weekend and early next week.

As the Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal no. 3 is now in force, classes of kindergartens, schools for children with physical disability and schools for children with intellectual disability are suspended today.