Observatory warns of new storm that may hit HK

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Pakhar forecast track, according to the Hong Kong Observatory (image from the HKO http://www.hko.gov.hk/contente.htm).

ANOTHER storm may hit Hong Kong.

In an 11:30 a.m. update, the Hong Kong Observatory said Tropical Cyclone Pakhar is forecast to move into the northern part of the South China Sea and strengthen tomorrow.

“It will move closer to the south China coast and bring squally showers and thunderstorms to the region afterwards,” the Observatory said.

It added that Pakhar’s intensity and track were still uncertain .

If Pakhar does cross Hong Kong, it will be the second weather disturbance to hit the city in a week, following severe typhoon Hato, which locked down the city for the whole day on Wednesday.

Severe typhoon Hato prompted the Observatory to hoist T10, the highest alert for rainstorms. It was also the first time in five years that such severe typhoon hit the territory.

Pakhar has a maximum sustained winds of 75 kilometers an hour near the center.

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