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...

Observatory issues Standby Signal Number 1

The Observatory issued the Standby Signal Number 1 at 4.40am on Thursday to replace the Strong Wing Signal Number 3. The weather bureau dropped signal eight at 4.40pm yesterday after Kompasu made landfall over Hainan. The higher signal had been up for nearly 24 hours and had forced schools, government...

Kompasu gains strength, signal 8 to stay before noon

The Observatory said Severe Tropical Storm Kompasu has intensified into a typhoon, and the number eight storm signal will remain in force before noon on Wednesday. Officials issued the signal at 5:20pm on Tuesday, and the SAR has been lashed by strong winds and moderate rain since then. At 6...

Hong Kong hunkers down as Kompasu edges closer

Hong Kong hunkered down on Tuesday evening for the onset of Severe Tropical Storm Kompasu, with the public stocking up on supplies and public transport services limited. The No. 8 storm signal will be in force until at least before dawn on Wednesday, the observatory said. It forecasts Kompasu will...

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...

HKO may replace No. 8 signal in afternoon

The Observatory unexpectedly issued the storm signal number 8 at 6.40 am on Saturday, saying it may be replaced with a number 3 signal in the afternoon. With tropical storm Lionrock heading away from Hong Kong over Hainan Island, the number 8 signal had been something of an outside chance....

T8 signal issued as Lionrock and monsoon combine

The Observatory unexpectedly issued the storm signal number 8 at 6.40 am on Saturday, saying it will remain in force for some time during the morning. With tropical storm Lionrock heading away from Hong Kong over Hainan Island, the number 8 signal had been something of an outside chance. But...

Observatory to issue T8 signal this morning

The Observatory on Saturday said it would issue the tropical cyclone warning signal number 8 at, or before, 6.40 am and that the signal would remain in force for sometime in the morning. It said winds would strengthen further due to the combined effect of tropical storm Lionrock and the...

Observatory issues Strong Wind Signal No 3

The Observatory says it expects the Strong Wind Signal No 3 to remain in force on Friday, though the chance of a higher signal remains low – unless Tropical Cyclone Lionrock strengthens significantly or tracks closer to Hong Kong. The storm is currently situated to the south-east of Hainan Island...

Signal 3 expected to stay in place overnight

The observatory says the Strong Wing Signal No 3 is expected to remain in place overnight and for some time on Wednesday morning, though the chance of a higher warning level is believed to be relatively low. The No 3 signal was issued at 4.25pm on Tuesday as a tropical...

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,...

Observatory cancels Amber Rainstorm Warning Signal

The Observatory on Monday cancelled the Amber Rainstorm Warning Signal at 3.50am. It had been issued at 2.35am. The Observatory said that although the rainstorm warning has been cancelled, people should stay alert to the danger that may be brought about by river flooding. Last updated: 2021-07-19 HKT 03:56