vendredi 18 juillet 2014

Tropical Cyclone Warnings

Bulletin issued at 16:45 HKT 18/Jul/2014

Tropical Cyclone Bulletin

Here is the latest Tropical Cyclone Bulletin issued by the Hong Kong Observatory.

The Strong Wind Signal, No. 3 is in force.

This means that winds with mean speeds of 41 to 62 kilometres per hour are expected.

At 5 p.m., Super Typhoon Rammasun was estimated to be about 430 kilometres southwest of Hong Kong (near 20.1 degrees north 110.8 degrees east) and is forecast to move northwest or west-northwest at about 22 kilometres per hour towards Beibu Wan.

Rammasun is moving gradually away from Hong Kong. Under the influence of outer rainbands of Rammasun, winds are still relatively strong on high ground and over the southwestern part of the territory. With Rammasun moving further away from Hong Kong, local winds will subside gradually. The Observatory will consider issuing the Standby Signal, No. 1 to replace the Strong Wind Signal, No. 3 tonight.

In the past hour, the maximum sustained winds recorded at Cheung Chau and Tate's Cairn were 51 and 47 kilometres per hour with maximum gusts 67 and 72 kilometres per hour respectively.

(Precautionary Announcements with No. 3 Signal)

1. Listen to radio, watch TV or browse the Hong Kong Observatory's web site for information on the tropical cyclone.

2. Since seas are rough and there are swells, you are advised to stay away from the shoreline and not to engage in water sports.

3. People should avoid walking or working in areas exposed to gales and squalls. Drivers using highways and flyovers should be alert to violent gusts.

4. You should not relax taking precautions as strong winds are still blowing and unsecured objects may be blown down. On no account should you touch electric cables that have been blown loose.

5. It is not yet safe for small craft and fishing vessels to leave typhoon shelters.

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