T3 signal raised as tropical storm Barijat bring showers over Hong Kong

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Strong Wind Signal, No. 3

Tropical Cyclone Warning Bulletin by: Hong Kong Observatory

Here is the latest Tropical Cyclone Warning 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 1 p.m., Tropical Storm Barijat was estimated to be about 170 kilometres south-southeast of Hong Kong (near 20.9 degrees north 114.7 degrees east) and is forecast to move west at about 18 kilometres per hour in the general direction of the coast of western Guangdong.

In the past few hours, local winds are strengthening gradually. According to the present forecast track, Barijat will skirt more than 100 kilometres to the south of Hong Kong this afternoon. Unless Barijat moves further close to the Pearl River Estuary or intensifies significantly, the chance of issuing the Gale or Storm Wind Signal, No. 8 will be relatively low.

(Precautionary Announcements with No. 3 Signal)

1. Please take precautions now. Make sure objects likely to be blown away are securely fastened or taken indoors.

2. Drains should be cleared of leaves and rubbish. People in low-lying areas should take precautions against flooding.

3. Seas are rough and there are swells, you are advised to stay away from the shoreline and not to engage in water sports.

4. Avoid staying in areas exposed to high winds. Drivers using highways and flyovers should be alert to violent gusts.

5. Construction and property management practitioners should make sure that overhanging facilities and temporary structures outdoors are securely fastened or placed on the ground, and complete precautionary measures as soon as possible.

6. Small vessel owners should now complete all safety arrangements and return to nearby typhoon shelters.

7. Small vessels not yet in typhoon shelters should seek shelter without delay. Use heavy anchors and check that all deck fittings are firmly fastened.

8. Listen to radio, watch TV or browse the Hong Kong Observatory’s website and mobile app for the latest information on the tropical cyclone.

Dispatched by Hong Kong Observatory at 12:50 HKT on 12.09.2018