Weather|Observatory: Gale or storm signal No. 8 will be maintained before midnight (18:51)-20211009-Hot Spot-News

[18:51]The Observatory said that a broad outer rain belt related to Lion Rock is affecting the Pearl River Estuary and is expected to last for a while. Affected by this rainband, it is expected that there will continue to be strong to gale winds in Hong Kong, and the southwest highlands will reach storm levels. Therefore, the No. 8 gale or storm signal will be maintained before midnight. When the local winds show signs of easing, the Observatory will consider issuing the No. 3 strong wind signal.

[15:49]The Observatory said that due to the extensive rainbands surrounding the Lion Rock continue to affect the coast of Guangdong, it is expected that strong winds to gales will continue to prevail in Hong Kong for some time to come, and the southwestern highlands will reach storm levels. Gale or storm signal No. 8 will be maintained for a period of time. When the wind in Hong Kong tends to ease, the Observatory will consider issuing the No. 3 strong wind signal again tonight.

The Lion Rock is currently gathering about 530 kilometers west-southwest of Hong Kong. It is expected to move slowly to the north-northwest, across Hainan Island, and into the Beibu Gulf.

[13:51]The Observatory stated that it will consider sending the No. 3 strong wind signal around dusk depending on the local wind conditions.

Tropical Storm Lion Rock is currently gathering about 540 kilometers west-southwest of Hong Kong. It is expected to move slowly to the northwest or north-northwest, across Hainan Island and into the Beibu Gulf.

[13:03]The observatory issued a yellow rainstorm warning signal at 1 pm.

[12:51]The Observatory said that depending on the local wind conditions, it would consider changing the strong wind signal No. 3 from the afternoon to the evening, and issued special weather warnings to indicate that a wide area of ​​Hong Kong may be affected by heavy rain in the next one or two hours. The public should be more vigilant.

At 1 pm, Tropical Storm Lion Rock gathered about 540 kilometers west-southwest of Hong Kong. It is expected to move slowly to the northwest or northwest, across Hainan Island and into Beibu Gulf. Under the combined effect of Lion Rock and the northeast monsoon, strong winds to gales are generally blowing along the coast of Guangdong. Affected by the outer rainbands of Lion Rock, strong winds blow in parts of Hong Kong, and the highlands in the southwest are still violent.

[08:51]The Observatory said that it is expected that the local wind will ease slightly in the afternoon. Depending on the wind situation, the Observatory will consider issuing the No. 3 strong wind signal in the early afternoon.

[08:07]At 8 am, Tropical Storm Lion Rock gathered about 560 kilometers southwest of Hong Kong, that is, near 19.3 degrees north latitude and 109.8 degrees east longitude. It is expected to move slowly to the northwest, across Hainan Island, and into Beibu Gulf.

The Lion Rock Circulation is relatively extensive. Under the combined influence of the northeast monsoon, Hong Kong generally blows strong to gale winds, and occasionally reaches violent winds in the southwest highlands. It is expected that Lion Rock will maintain a distance of about 500 to 600 kilometers from Hong Kong in the next few hours. Gale or storm signal No. 8 is expected to remain for some time this morning.

At 8 am, the observatory recorded a temperature of 26.8 degrees and a relative humidity of 90%. It is predicted that the highest temperature today is 27 degrees, with strong winds to strong winds from east to southeast, and occasional storms on the highlands at first, and then the wind gradually eases. Miyun, with strong winds, occasional heavy rains and thunderstorms. The temperature hovers around 27 degrees during the day. There are big waves and swells in the sea.

Lion Rock related reports:

Under Typhoon Signal No. 8 there were 67 cases of tree collapse, two cases of flooding and one case of landslide.

Transportation|MTR train services remain normal, KMB, NWFB and Citybus have suspended most of their routes

The Lion Rock strikes Hong Kong. All day schools are suspended. Outpatient clinics of the Hospital Authority are suspended[with special arrangements]

Typhoon Signal No. 8|Experts’ Reminder: Close the door, turn off the air-conditioner, and don’t go near the window

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