HK brace for squally thunderstorms as twin cyclones approach

Local | 7 Sep 2021 2:32 pm

Hong Kong will be expecting squally showers and thunderstorms as twin cyclones Conson and Chanthu enter 800 kilometers of the city this weekend.

At noon, Severe Tropical Storm Conson was centered about 380 kilometers southeast of Manila. It is set to strengthen into a severe tropical storm by the time it comes within 800 kilometers of Hong Kong this Friday.

Concon is expected to move across the central part of the Philippines today and tomorrow, and across the South China Sea on Thursday and Friday in the general direction of the vicinity of Hainan Island.

It will bring squally showers to the coast of Guangdong. 

Around 2,000 kilometers to the east of Concon, Chanthu - centered about 1840 kilometers southeast of Taipei, will intensify gradually and is predicted to become a typhoon early on Friday.

Chanthu is expected to move in the general direction of the vicinity of Taiwan in the next few days, and will come within 800 kilometers of Hong Kong on Sunday.

Although both typhoons will bypass Hong Kong, more showers and windier weather are expected in the comings days under the influence of the cyclones.

The Hong Kong Observatory said the weather is generally fine over southeastern China, with showers associated with an upper-air disturbance are moving towards the coast of western Guangdong gradually.

The temperature this week will range between 26 and 32 degrees Celsius.

Mainly fine and very hot weather is expected in the next couple of days, with more showers and windier later on Friday and during the weekend, according to the forecaster.

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