Tropical cyclone from South China Sea expected to move towards coast of Guangdong early next week, thunderstorms in HK expected

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6th August 2022 – (Hong Kong) According to Hong Kong Observatory, an anticyclone aloft will bring mainly fine weather to southeastern China tomorrow. An area of low pressure over the central part of the South China Sea is expected to develop into a tropical cyclone early next week, and move in the general direction of the vicinity of western Guangdong and Hainan Island, but there are uncertainties in its track and intensity. Under the influence of its outer rainbands, it will be windy with squally showers and thunderstorms over the northern part of the South China Sea and the coast of Guangdong midweek next week.

The tropical cyclone is more likely to cross the northern part of the South China Sea from next Tuesday to Wednesday (9th to 10th), close to the coast of Guangdong, and its outer rain belts may bring squally heavy showers and thunderstorms to Hong Kong. It will be windy with squally showers and thunderstorms on Tuesday and Wednesday

Locally, it was mainly cloudy with sunny intervals. There were a few showers and squally thunderstorms. More than 10 millimetres of rainfall were recorded over parts of the territory. The anticyclone aloft is expected to bring mainly fine weather to southeastern China tomorrow.

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