Typhoon Signal Number 1 (T1) raised over HK

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Typhoon Signal Number 1 is now in effect over Hong Kong due to a tropical depression in the South China Sea, the Observatory said.

The Observatory said strong winds are expected over offshore waters and on the high ground overnight. Occasionally squally showers are expected.

At 4 p.m., the tropical depression is estimated to be about 500 kilometres southwest of Hong Kong. It is forecast to move west-northwest at about 15 kilometres per hour towards Hainan Island.

The tropical depression is expected to make landfall over Hainan Island tomorrow morning.

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