Brace yourself for more wild weather

Top News | Riley Chan 13 Sep 2017

Typhoon Talim is giving the SAR a miss, but the Hong Kong Observatory is warning people to brace themselves for what could be more wild weather as a tropical depression delivered death and destruction from flooding around Manila yesterday.

The depression threatens to intensify into something more powerful and be within 800 kilometers of the SAR tomorrow after it leaves Luzon and moves across the South China Sea towards Hainan Island.

It appears likely to be a typhoon by Saturday, according to the Observatory.

China's National Meteorological Center also warned of dangers shaping up in the tropical depression, though its experts see in its gathering strength a likelihood of it becoming a typhoon today.

The China experts said Talim could intensify and become a super typhoon while mauling Taiwan and then heading to the mainland.

\Parts of Taiwan will be hit today and tomorrow by heavy rain and strong winds. Talim will then move northwest at 25-30 kph to make landfall on the Zhejiang and Fujian coastlines late tomorrow or early on Friday.

Back in Hong Kong, experts in the Environmental Protection Department yesterday recorded higher than normal pollution levels, with the air quality index at the Tuen Mun station reaching a "serious" health risk level at 2pm.

And with Typhoon Talim intensifying gradually, it is expected pollution levels could remain worse than usual for a while.

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