Observatory: Expect heavy showers as Mawar edges closer to HK
THE Observatory on Saturday morning issued the standby signal, no.1 as tropical storm Mawar moved closer to the city.
“This means that a tropical cyclone now centred within about 800 kilometres of Hong Kong may affect us,” the latest bulletin from the Observatory said.
At 7 a.m., Tropical Storm Mawar was estimated to be about 350 kilometres east-southeast of Hong Kong (near 21.3 degrees north 117.4 degrees east) and is forecast to move north-northwest slowly in the general direction of the coast of eastern Guangdong.
“As Mawar is relatively slow-moving, local winds are not expected to strengthen significantly during the day today. The chance of issuing the Strong Winds Signal No 3 during the day is relatively low,” the Observatory added.
For today and tomorrow, the Observatory forecast that there will be occasional squally showers.