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 7 p.m., Severe Tropical Storm Haima was estimated to be about 200 kilometres north-northeast of Hong Kong (near 24.0 degrees north 114.9 degrees east) and is forecast to move north at about 25 kilometres per hour into inland Guangdong and weaken gradually.
Although local winds are subsiding, occasional gales are still affecting offshore waters and high grounds at first. Seas are rough and there are swells. Members of the public should stay away from the shoreline, and not to engage in water sports.
With Haima continuing to weaken and move away from Hong Kong, local winds will subside further overnight. When the threat posed by Haima to Hong Kong diminishes, the Observatory will cancel all tropical cyclone warning signals overnight.
In the past hour, the maximum sustained winds recorded at Waglan Island, Green Island and Tate's Cairn were 76, 67 and 66 kilometres per hour with maximum gusts 86, 81 and 99 kilometres per hour respectively.
(Precautionary Announcements with No. 3 Signal)
1. Since seas are rough and there are swells, you are advised to stay away from the shoreline and not to engage in water sports.
2. Flights at Hong Kong International Airport may be affected by the weather. Please contact your airline for the latest flight information before departing for the airport.
3. 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.
4. It is not yet safe for small craft and fishing vessels to leave typhoon shelters.
5. Listen to radio, watch TV or browse the Hong Kong Observatory's web site for information on the tropical cyclone.