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Bulletin issued at 15:15 HKT 24/Aug/2019

Weather information for south China coastal waters issued by the Hong Kong Observatory at 3:15 p.m. on 24 August 2019

Warnings:
Storm force winds in Nan'ao. Gale force winds in Shanwei. Strong winds in Hong Kong adjacent waters and south of Hong Kong.

Weather Situation:
At 3 p.m., Severe Tropical Storm Bailu with maximum sustained winds of about 105 kilometres per hour near its centre was located at 22.3 degrees north, 120.5 degrees east. It is forecast to move northwest at about 28 kilometres per hour entering the Taiwan Strait.

Area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Hong Kong Adjacent Waters:
West force 4 to 5, becoming force 6.
Haze. Isolated squally showers and thunderstorms.
Moderate seas, becoming rough.

Nan'ao:
North to northwest force 7 to 8, becoming cyclonic force 9 to 10.
Frequent squally showers and thunderstorms.
Rough to very rough seas, becoming high.

Shanwei:
North to northwest force 6 to 7, force 8 later.
Squally showers and thunderstorms.
Rough seas, becoming very rough later.

South of Hong Kong:
West to northwest force 5 to 6.
Isolated squally showers and thunderstorms.
Moderate to rough seas.

Shangchuan Dao:
West to northwest force 4 to 5.
Isolated squally showers and thunderstorms.
Moderate seas.

Outlook for the next 48 hours
West to southwesterly winds of force 6 to 7, becoming south to southeasterly winds of force 5 to 6 later. Heavy squally showers and thunderstorms.

Latest reports from south China coastal weather stations
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Waglan Island Wind west force 4
  Visibility 9 Kilometres

Shantou Wind west force 2
  Visibility 30 Kilometres

Dongsha Wind west force 3
  Visibility 10 Kilometres

Huangmaozhou Wind west force 5

Macau Wind northwest force 1
  Visibility 7 Kilometres

Xisha Wind west-southwest force 2
  Visibility 30 Kilometres