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Tropical Cyclone Warnings
Bulletin issued at 20:15 HKT 15/Aug/2012
Tropical Cyclone Bulletin
Here is the latest Tropical Cyclone Bulletin issued by the Hong Kong Observatory.
The Standby Signal, No. 1 was issued at 8:10 p.m.
This means that a tropical cyclone now centred within about 800 kilometres of Hong Kong may affect us.
Tropical Storm Kai-tak has intensified into a severe tropical storm.
At 8 p.m., Kai-tak was estimated to be about 710 kilometres east-southeast of Hong Kong (near 18.9 degrees north 119.9 degrees east) and is forecast to move northwest or west-northwest at about 18 kilometres per hour across the northern part of the South China Sea.
According to the present forecast track, Kai-tak will remain at some distance from Hong Kong overnight and local winds will not strengthen significantly. The chance of issuing Strong Wind Signal, No.3 overnight is not high. Kai-tak will edge closer to the South China Coast tomorrow. Weather in Hong Kong will then become cloudy with squally showers and strengthening winds. The Observatory will consider issuing the Strong Wind Signal, No. 3 during the day tomorrow.
Some precautions against damage should be taken now. Gutters and drains should be cleared of obstructions. Hinges, bolts, locks and shutters of windows and doors should be checked.
Listen to radio, watch TV or browse the Hong Kong Observatory's web site for information on the tropical cyclone.
Since there will be swells, you are advised to stay away from the shoreline and not to engage in water sports.
(Precautionary Announcements with No. 1 Signal)
1. All small vessels including low power vessels and fishing vessels in open sea should seek shelter as soon as possible. Please take any precautions necessary for small vessels and secure them properly with moorings.
2. Those who have definite duties during a tropical cyclone should now remain on call or contact their control centres from time to time.
3. If you are planning to visit Guangdong, Macau, any of the off-shore islands or remote parts of Hong Kong, you are reminded that changes in weather may affect your plans.