Tropical storm "Surigae" escalates into super typhoon next week the earliest

Local | 14 Apr 2021 8:48 pm

Tropical storm "Surigae'' is expected to escalate into a super typhoon next week, despite it is unlikely to move close to Hong Kong, the Observatory said today. 

This came as "Surigae" has surged into its current state from tropical depression, and had centered about 120 kilometers southwest of Yap as of 8 pm. 

"Surigae" is forecast to reach a maximum wind speed of up to 195 kilometers per hour next Monday and a “severe typhoon” or “super typhoon” scale, according to the Observatory. 

It stands a 30 to 40 percent chance of moving northwest or north-northwest slowly in the general direction to the seas east of the Philippines. 

But it stands a 20 to 30 percent chance of coming about -- moving northeast across the northwest of Pacific Ocean to the South China Sea -- where Hong Kong is surrounded by. 

Meanwhile, a fresh to strong easterly airstream has been affecting the coast of Guangdong today and tomorrow.

Likewise, a trough of low pressure will bring the area unstable weather during the same period.

Another dry easterly airstream is expected to arrive in southern China early next week, with the area’s weather turning fine. 

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