Bulletin issued at 05:07 HKT 23/Jun/2011
Tropical Cyclone Bulletin
Here is the latest Tropical Cyclone 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 5 a.m., Tropical Storm Haima was estimated to be about 260 kilometres southwest of Hong Kong (near 20.7 degrees north 112.3 degrees east) and is forecast to move west-northwest at about 12 kilometres per hour towards the coast of western Guangdong.
Haima is now gradually moving away from Hong Kong. Locally, strong winds generally are still affecting Hong Kong with occasional gales over the southwestern parts of the territory. In the past hour, the maximum sustained winds recorded at Waglan Island and Cheung Chau were 60 and 67 kilometres per hour respectively while the maximum gust recorded at Cheung Chau reached 77 kilometres per hour. On Haimas present forecast track, strong winds will continue to affect the territory for some time. The Observatory will cancel the No. 3 signal as soon as strong winds have subsided.
(Precautionary Announcements with No. 3 Signal)
1. Since seas are very rough, you are advised to stay away from the shoreline and not to engage in water sports.
2. People should avoid walking or working in areas exposed to gales and squalls. Drivers using highways and flyovers should be alert to violent gusts.
3. Listen to radio, watch TV or browse the Hong Kong Observatory’s web site for information on the tropical cyclone.
Wasn’t sure if SM would be checking FB regularly – but she did! Already good news that Haima is moving away from HK, even better now – will be able to chat with SM before leaving 🙂