Temperatures set to tumble, observatory warns

The Hong Kong Observatory is warning that temperatures are set to tumble on Monday and people will need to take care to keep warm. Temperatures of around 15 degrees are forecast for urban areas by nighttime, while it will be a couple of degrees colder in parts of the New...

Observatory cancels all typhoon signals

The Observatory on Thursday cancelled all typhoon signals as tropical cyclone Kompasu passed over Hainan island and headed towards the coast of Vietnam. All signals came down at 6.20 am. The number 1 signal had replaced the number 3 two hours earlier. The number 8 signal had been issued late...

T8 in effect as storm edges closer to HK

The Hong Kong Observatory on Tuesday afternoon issued the No. 8 Northeast Gale or Storm signal as severe tropical storm Kompasu nears Hong Kong. At 5pm, Kompasu was about 470 kilometres southeast of Hong Kong, and was forecast to move west at about 25 kilometres per hour across the northern...

Observatory considers T8 signal between 4 and 6pm

The Hong Kong Observatory said it will consider issuing the number 8 signal between 4pm and 6pm on Tuesday as Severe Tropical Storm Kompasu edges closer to the city. This prompted the Education Bureau to announce the suspension of all classes. In a statement, it said all schools should implement...

Observatory says T8 to be in force up to 4 pm

The Observatory says the typhoon signal number 8 will be in force up to 4 pm. But it said as tropical cyclone Kompasu departs, local winds are expected to weaken this afternoon. It also warned that heavy rain due to the cyclone may lead to flooding in low-lying areas and...

T8 to stay in effect till before dawn

The Observatory said the No. 8 signal will be in force at least before dawn on Wednesday. The Observatory said according to its forecast track, Severe Tropical Storm Kompasu will be closest to Hong Kong early tomorrow morning, skirting within 400 kilometres to the city's south. Kompasu is moving across...

Expert defends observatory as another storm closes in

The observatory said on Monday that Tropical Cyclone Kompasu is expected to come within 800 kilometres of Hong Kong overnight, and it is expected to be closest to the city early on Wednesday. The weathermen said Kompasu will likely skirt around 400 kilometres to the south of Hong Kong by...

Observatory to consider T8 signal by afternoon

The observatory says it will consider raising the No 8 storm signal later this afternoon as severe tropical storm Kompasu nears the SAR. It issued the Strong Wind Signal Number 3 at 12.40am, warning that Kompasu had intensified into a severe tropical storm. The observatory said that as of 8am...

Observatory cancels all remaining cyclone signals

The Observatory said it had cancelled all tropical cyclone signals at 2.20pm on Sunday. Earlier in the afternoon, the Observatory replaced the number 3 signal with the number 1 signal, and said it would only cancel the remaining signals when Lionrock no longer posed a threat to the SAR. The...

Observatory issues No. 1 signal as winds ease

The Observatory said it had replaced the strong wind signal number 3 with the standby signal number 1 just before 1pm on Sunday. It said Lionrock was gradually moving away from Hong Kong and the wind had moderated significantly. "When Lionrock no longer poses a threat to Hong Kong, the...

Amber rainstorm adds to impact of Lionrock

The Observatory said on Saturday that it may downgrade the storm signal number 8 to a number 3 signal in the evening, but also issued an amber rainstorm warning, and warned of possible floods. At 1 pm, Tropical Storm Lionrock was centred about 540 kilometres west-southwest of Hong Kong. "Depending...

T8 signal withdrawn after 22 hours

The Observatory withdrew the No 8 storm signal at 4.40am on Sunday, some 22 hours after it was issued, as Tropical Storm Lionrock moved further from the SAR. The No 3 signal took effect instead, as the Observatory continued to warn of strong winds. "Strong winds are still blowing. Please...

Observatory lowers typhoon signal to T1

The observatory has on Tuesday lowered this year’s first No 3 typhoon signal to Standby Signal No, 1 as Tropical Storm Cempaka moves further away from Hong Kong. “Cempaka is drifting steadily towards the western coast of Guangdong. According to the present forecast track, Cempaka is expected to move gradually...

Observatory issues Strong Wind Signal Number 3

The observatory on Monday issued the Strong Wind Signal Number 3 as tropical storm Cempaka edged closer to the coast of western Guangdong. Senior Scientific Officer Tong Yu-fai said the signal would be in force for some time as the storm's intensity and track remained uncertain. He said the observatory...

Observatory to consider no 3 storm signal later

The observatory says it will consider issuing the Strong Wind Signal Number 3 in the late afternoon on Monday or Tuesday morning, as Tropical Storm Cempaka intensifies and edges closer to the west of the Pearl River Estuary. The Standby Signal Number 1 is currently in force, with the weathermen...

Observatory says chance of T8 signal is not high

The Observatory says the chance of the No 8 Gale or Storm Signal being issued overnight is not high and that the Strong Wind Signal No 3 will remain in force for some time. It said the area of gales associated with Severe Tropical Storm Cempaka was relatively small and,...