Tropical Cyclone Signal No.1 issued in Macao, T8 may be issued tomorrow night


8th August 2022 – (Macao) Tropical Cyclone Signal No.1 was issued in Macao at 7pm today. The Signal No.1 will remain in effect early tomorrow morning. The the chance of issuing Tropical Cyclone signal No.3 is relatively high tomorrow. The broad low pressure over the central part of the South China Sea has intensified into a tropical depression. It will generally move towards the western coast of Guangdong to Hainan Island. Macao Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau indicated that there is a medium chance of issuing Typhoon Signal No.8 tomorrow night.

Meanwhile, as it is during the high phase of the astronomical tide, under the combined influence of the storm surge and persisted rain, flooding is expected to occur in low-lying areas on 10th and 11th, from early morning to morning.

The Hong Kong Observatory said that the area of low pressure now over the central part of the South China Sea maintains a distance of around 800 kilometres from Hong Kong, and its structure is relatively loose. According to the present forecast, the area of low pressure will gradually develop into a tropical cyclone later tonight to tomorrow morning. Depending on its actual development and movement, the Observatory will consider issuing the Standby Signal, No. 1 tomorrow morning.

The area of low pressure is expected to move towards the vicinity of western Guangdong and Hainan Island afterwards. Under the influence of its outer rainbands, it will be windy with heavy squally showers and thunderstorms over Hong Kong on Tuesday (9 August) and Wednesday (10 August). There will be swells.