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Wednesday, Aug 17, 2022

No.8 Storm Signal to remain in force before 4pm Saturday

No.8 Storm Signal to remain in force before 4pm Saturday

The No. 8 Gale or Storm Signal will remain in force before 4pm Saturday as the observatory advised the public to stay away from the shoreline and not to engage in water sports.
The signal means that winds with mean speeds of 63 kilometers per hour or more are expected from the southeast quarter.

At noon, Typhoon Chaba was centered about 320 kilometers west-southwest of Hong Kong and is forecast to move northwest at about 16 kilometers per hour towards the coast of western Guangdong.

Chaba’s rainbands are bringing violent winds and heavy showers to the Pearl River Estuary. Gale force winds are affecting many places in the territory, while winds occasionally reach storm force offshore and on high ground.

Gales associated with Chaba will continue to affect the vicinity of the Pearl River Estuary in the early afternoon.

In the past hour, the maximum sustained winds recorded at Cheung Chau, Tap Mun and Sha Chau were 76, 65 and 60 kilometers per hour with maximum gusts 94, 73 and 75 kilometers per hour respectively.

The public are advised to lock all windows and doors, and insert reinforced shutters and gates if available.

Adhesive tape fixed to large window-panes in exposed positions will reduce damage and injury by broken glass.

Meanwhile, owners of neon signs should switch off the electricity supply to the signs.

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