No.3 strong wind signal to remain in force for a period of timeLocal | 1 Aug 2020 6:21 pm
The No.3 strong wind signal is expected to remain in force for a period of time overnight, as tropical cyclone Sinlaku is gradually moving away from Hong Kong.
The Hong Kong Observatory said it would consider issuing a No.1 signal when local winds weaken, but the Sinlaku’s outer rainbands would still affect the coast of Southern China.
Local winds are generally strong with occasional gales offshore and on high ground, it added.
Forecasters expected winds with mean speeds of 41 to 62 kilometers per hour.
At 6pm, Sinlaku was estimated to be about 720 kilometres southwest of Hong Kong (near 18.4 degrees north 108.7 degrees east) and is forecast to move west-northwest at about 22 kilometres per hour across Beibu Wan.
The No.3 strong wind signal was issued at 8pm last night.
The observatory advised the public to avoid staying in areas exposed to high winds, including the shoreline.