Typhoon Chaba located at about 700 km south-southeast of Macao, tropical cyclone signal no.3 may be hoisted from the early morning to noon on 1st July

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30th June 2022 – (Macao) Signal No.1 is still in effect in Macao. The Signal No.1 will remain in effect during the day. At 9am,Typhoon Chaba (2203) is located about 700 km south-southeast of Macao and moves toward the western coast of Guangdong province.

The tropical depression located at the central part of the South China Sea will slowly intensified in the coming two days, moving generally towards the area between the western coast of Guangdong and Hainan Island. The chance of issuing tropical cyclone signal no.3 is medium to relatively high from the early morning to noon on 1st July. Since another low pressure area is expected to develop at the ocean to the east of the Philippines, the intensity and the track of the tropical depression remains uncertain. If the tropical cyclone takes a more northward track towards Macao, the possibility of issuing higher signals will increase. Under the influence of the broad circulation of the tropical cyclone, its related rainband will start to bring unsettled weather to Macao later on 30th June. The winds will intensify, with frequent showers and thunderstorms from Friday(1th) to Sunday(3rd). SMG will closely monitor on the development of the tropical cyclone.

Meanwhile, as it is during the high phase of the astronomical tide, under the combined influence of the storm surge and persisted rain, flooding below 0.5m is expected to occur on 1st and 2nd , between morning and noon.

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