The No. 8 Northeast Gale or Storm Signal is in force.
Here is the latest Tropical Cyclone Warning Bulletin issued by the Hong Kong Observatory.
This means that winds with mean speeds of 63 kilometres per hour or more are expected from the northeast quarter.
At 1 p.m., Tropical Storm Nangka was centred about 510 kilometres southwest of Hong Kong (near 18.5 degrees north 111.4 degrees east) and is forecast to move west or west-northwest at about 22 kilometres per hour towards the vicinity of Hainan Island and intensify gradually.
Under the combined effect of Nangka and the northeast monsoon, gale force winds are affecting the offshore waters and the high ground in the territory. Winds are generally stronger over the southern part of Hong Kong. With Nangka moving to the southwest of Hong Kong, local wind direction will gradually change from northeast to east to southeast. Areas which are previously sheltered may become exposed.
Meanwhile, the rain bands associated with Nangka are moving northwards and will affect the Pearl River Estuary this afternoon. When the rain bands affected the waters to the south of Hong Kong, storm force winds were recorded at Huang Mao Zhou.
There will still be a threat of gale force winds to Hong Kong for a period of time. The chance of changing to the Strong Wind Signal, No. 3 before 4 p.m. today is relatively low. There will be swells and very rough seas. Members of the public are advised to stay away from the shoreline and not to engage in water sports.
In the past hour, the maximum sustained winds recorded at Waglan Island, Tate's Cairn and Cheung Chau Beach were 85, 77 and 62 kilometres per hour with maximum gusts exceeding 97, 96 and 83 kilometres per hour respectively.
(Precautionary Announcements with No. 8 Signal)
1. Complete all precautions in your home. Lock all windows and doors, insert reinforced shutters and gates if they are available. Drains should be cleared of leaves and rubbish as soon as possible.
2. Park your car where it is safe.
3. Owners of neon signs should switch off the electricity supply to the signs.
4. Please listen to radio or watch TV for the latest weather information broadcast. You can also browse the Hong Kong Observatory's website and mobile app for the information.
Dispatched by Hong Kong Observatory at 12:45 HKT on 13.10.2020
Affected by typhoon "Nangka",
Qiongzhou Strait suspended from 3:00 13th,Oct.
Some flights cancelled at Haikou Meilan Airport.
There may be strong winds at sea, and marine operators should take the initiative to prepare for wind shelter and follow the wind protection instructions or notices of the maritime and fishery authorities.
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