HK braces for typhoon Higos, signal No 8 likely by midnight

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

The Hong Kong Observatory said it will consider issuing typhoon signal No 8 between 10:00 pm and midnight tonight, as tropical storm Higos shifted to a track closer to Hong Kong and intensified.

According to the present forecast track, Higos will skirt within about 150 kilometers to the southwest of Hong Kong tonight and tomorrow morning.

At the moment, the strong wind signal, No. 3 is in force. This means that winds with speeds of 41 to 62 km per hour are expected.

At 5:00 pm, Higos was estimated to be about 210 km southeast of Hong Kong and is forecast to move northwest or west-northwest at about 20 km per hour across the northern part of the South China Sea and intensify gradually, towards the coast of western Guangdong.