Tropical Cyclone Noul will enter 800km of HK tomorrow, Standby Signal, No. 1 to be issued

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16th September 2020 – (Hong Kong) According to Hong Kong Observatory, Tropical Cyclone Noul over the central and southern parts of the South China Sea will move in the general direction of the central part of Vietnam in the next couple of days and intensify gradually. Meanwhile, the northeast monsoon will also gradually affect southern China. Under the combined effect of Noul and the northeast monsoon, it will be windy and increasingly showery with squally thunderstorms in Hong Kong later on Thursday and on Friday.

According to the present forecast track, Noul will enter within 800 kilometres of Hong Kong tomorrow morning. The Observatory will consider issuing the Standby Signal, No. 1 by then.

The anticyclone aloft is bringing generally fine weather to southeastern China. Meanwhile, showers are affecting the coastal areas of Guangdong.

At 10am today, Tropical Storm Noul was centred about 670 kilometres southeast of Xisha. It is forecast to move west-northwest at about 15 kilometres per hour across the central and southern parts of the South China Sea and intensify gradually.

Under the combined effect of Noul and the northeast monsoon, it will be windy, increasingly showery with squally thunderstorms and there will be swells over the south China coast later on Thursday and on Friday. Showers are expected to persist until early next week.

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