Observatory: Expect heavy showers as Mawar edges closer to HK

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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.

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