8 signal will remain in force for most of the day on Tuesday, the observatory said. The Central Forecasting Office and Airport Meteorological Office of the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) are responsible for the preparation and issuance of weather information, forecasts and various warnings on hazardous weather ... public awareness of typhoon-related hazards, Tropical cyclone Son-Tinh is forecast to be closest to Hong Kong around this evening and tonight, skirting about 300 km to the south of the territory. A family walks past the seaside in Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, on Oct 13, 2020. The Observatory will be issuing a typhoon signal No.3 between 2 to 4 pm today. Provide the latest weather video clip on Hong Kong Observatory's YouTube Channel: Every Friday afternoon and as necessary: What is an RSS feed? However when signal No. Acting Director of the Hong Kong Observatory From: Martin Williams Sent: Friday, 23 July, 2004 9:37 To: C.Y.LAM Subject: typhoon signals Hi CY: Just heard Dr Wong on RTHK radio 3, in discussion about typhoon signals. If a Typhoon Signal or Black Rainstorm Warning has been issued by the Hong Kong Observatory, please refer to news reports through the electronic news media or messages disseminated through HKEX's market systems on the current signal/ warning’s impact on trading. Small crafts should remain within reach of shelter. The Observatory raised its storm warning to the Strong Wind Signal No 3 shortly after midnight on Friday, as Typhoon Saudel continued to edge closer to the southern coast of China. The Hong Kong tropical cyclone warning signals, or informally typhoon signals, are a set of signals used to indicate the threat or effects of a tropical cyclone.The Hong Kong Observatory issues the warning signal if a tropical cyclone approaches within 800 kilometres (500 mi) of Hong Kong and poses a threat of deteriorating conditions in Hong Kong. Menu About. The Hong Kong Observatory has downgraded the typhoon signal from No. The peak period lasts from July to September. Robert Hood, Writer. • Official Tropical Cyclone Track and Analysis • Tropical Cyclone Tracking Map by Hong Kong Observatory • Tropical Cyclone Warning by Hong Kong Observatory • Tropical Cyclone Warning for Shipping by Hong Kong Observatory • Joint Typhoon Warning Center • China Meteorological Administration • Japan Meteorological Agency • Central Weather Bureau, Taiwan The Hong Kong Observatory has downgraded the typhoon signal from No. The Hong Kong Observatory issues typhoon signal No.3 at 3.40pm today. 14th October 2020 – (Hong Kong) Affected by tropical storm “Nangka”, the Hong Kong Observatory issued the No. HONG KONG, It is not very often that one sees the ultimate tropical cyclone warning signal No. A man walks past windows taped in preparation for approaching typhoon Mangkhut in Hong Kong, Sept 15, 2018. (Bloomberg) -- Hong Kong was hit by its strongest typhoon this year, threatening to cancel morning trading in the city’s $5.8 trillion local stock market, shutting many businesses and disrupting public transportation. 3 typhoon signal. Photo: Hong Kong Observatory People play with strong wind caused by Typhoon Hato on the waterfront of Victoria Habour in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. 8, the third-highest on its scale, at 5:40 am on Tuesday as Typhoon Nangka skirted the coast of the financial hub. A Strong Wind Signal, No 3, is in force. 8 northeast gale or storm signal yesterday for about 14 hours, but the wind in many areas was not too strong and many said there was no difference with No. The outgoing chief of Hong Kong's official weather forecaster is set to take up a new position at a Swiss-based UN agency, while continuing to stress the importance of science-based policymaking in the face of climate change. The HK Observatory Needs a Lesson in Typhoon Awareness and Preparation. Hong Kong Observatory issued the No. 3 at 11.10am. 8 Northeast Gale or Storm Signal on Tuesday morning as typhoon Nangka was brushing past Hong Kong. 'RSS' usually stands for 'Really Simple Syndication', which is a way of notifying you about content changes on websites. The Hong Kong Observatory issued the No. The Hong Kong Observatory is a government department responsible for monitoring and forecasting weather, as well as issuing warnings on weather-related hazards. 8 to No. The Hong Kong Observatory said there was a slim chance of lowering the typhoon signal no. 8 typhoon signal just before sunrise on Tuesday when it was around 440 kilometers from the city. HONG KONG: Hong Kong braced itself for tropical cyclone Wipha on Wednesday (Jul 31) as the city's observatory issued a No 8 storm signal. Warnings are issued whenever Hong Kong is threatened by cold or very hot weather, so to alert members of the public of the danger of low body temperature and the risk of heatstroke respectively. The No. The Hong Kong Observatory raised the Typhoon Signal No. Photo: Hong Kong Observatory. Shun Chi-ming leaves the Hong Kong Observatory after 34 … I emailed: "Does seem to me unnecessary to shut down Hong Kong when have warning Typhoon Usagi followed a path similar to destructive typhoons of the past, but shifted just to the north of Hong Kong. On Thursday (5th) it will officially turn into a typhoon. The wind speed is expected to reach 120 […] (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY) HONG KONG - Hong Kong Observatory raised the typhoon signal to No. This makes tropical storm Nangka the farthest No. The Observatory’s computer model suggested that with a more southerly track, there could have been a storm surge at least as strong as with Wanda. 10. The Assistant Director of […] It is forecast to move north slowly across the western North Pacific. Hong Kong experiences both hot and cold seasons, and the Observatory maintains a close watch on local temperature changes. The Hong Kong Observatory expects to raise typhoon signal No 3 later on Tuesday as Typhoon Higos moves towards Guangdong. Hong Kong Observatory: Temp 31 °C / RH 71 % King's Park: UV Index 7 (high) More Details The Hong Kong Observatory on Wednesday morning issued the typhoon signal No 9 at 1.30am, as Typhoon Higos unleashed strong winds in the city. 2nd November 2020 – (Hong Kong) According to the path map of the Hong Kong Observatory, Tropical Storm Atsani was centred about 910 kilometres northeast of Manila. Tropical storm Wipha approaches Hong Kong. Press Kit; Contact; Latest News; My Books; Other Writings Early operations included meteorological and magnetic observations, a time service based on astronomical observations and a tropical cyclone warning service. This means that winds with speeds of 41 to 62 kilometers per hour are expected. The Hong Kong Observatory issued the Hurricane Signal No.10 in the small hours on July 24, 2012 during the passage of Severe Typhoon Vicente. The Hong Kong tropical cyclone warning signals, or informally typhoon signals, are a set of signals used to indicate the threat or effects of a tropical cyclone. The Observatory was established on 2 March 1883 as the Hong Kong Observatory by Sir George Bowen, the 9th Governor of Hong Kong, with William Doberck (1852–1941) as its first director. 8 early Tuesday morning as the combined effects of Nangka and a northeast monsoon continue to affect the territory. In the revised system, Signals No. The Hong Kong Observatory on Saturday afternoon issued the typhoon signal No 1 as tropical cyclone Bailu came within a radius of 800 kilometres of the city. Dreamer of Furious Oceans. The Education Department has … 8 typhoon from Hong Kong in 60 years, according to HK01. 2 typhoon names added August 17, 2020 Two new tropical cyclone names have been added to this year's list for typhoons in the western North Pacific and the South China Sea, the Hong Kong Observatory announced today. Typhoon season in Hong Kong typically runs from May to early November. To help you navigate safely through this period, Hong Kong has a warning system in place. 3, as Typhoon Higos moves away from the city. The Guangdong region, including Hong Kong, experienced very hot weather under the influence of the tropical cyclone, with temperatures in the city rising to 33 degrees Celsius at noon. The powerful typhoon barreled into Hong Kong on Wednesday, forcing offices and schools to close and leaving flooded streets, shattered windows and hundreds of canceled flights in its wake. Many of the public services are affected owing to the typhoon. Photo: HK Observatory [12:15pm] The Hong Kong Observatory said it expected to issue a typhoon signal number 8 by 2pm on Wednesday as tropical storm Wipha approaches the city. The Hong Kong Observatory lowered its storm signal to No. 8 before 4pm Tuesday. In 1971–1972, a review of the local storm warning system was conducted by the Observatory. The good news? Forecasters are considering issuing the signal between 2pm and 4pm, the observatory said. 8, issued at 7.40am, was replaced by Strong Wind Signal No. According to the Hong Kong Observatory, typhoon season can see multiple systems affect the city. Standby signal No 1 was raised at 7.45am after a tropical depression over the South China Sea intensified into a tropical storm. Employers who require staff to remain on duty during a No. This was the first No.10 Signal in Hong Kong since Typhoon York 13 years ago in September 1999. 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