The screengrab taken fro the official website of Hong Kong Observatory shows Severe Tropical Storm Nalgae is about 410 km south-southeast of Hong Kong at 11 am Tuesday. Nalgae is expected to edge closer to the coast of western Guangdong in the next couple of days.
HONG KONG – The Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) has announced that Strong Wind Signal No. 3 will remain in force on Tuesday, not ruling out the possibility for issuing signal No. 8 despite an apparently weakening Nalgae, a severe tropical storm.
Early in the morning, the Education Bureau issued a notice suspending classes of kindergartens, schools for children with physical disability and schools for children with intellectual disabilities for the day due to Signal No. 3.
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Nalgae is forecast to move northwest or north-northwest at about 10kmh towards to the coast of western Guangdong
According to the tropical cyclone track released by HKO at 11 am, Severe Tropical Storm Nalgae is about 410 km south-southeast of Hong Kong.
The storm, which has killed at least 101 in the Philippines, is forecast to move northwest or north-northwest at about 10 kilometers per hour towards to the coast of western Guangdong.
According to the present forecast track, Nalgae will be rather close to the vicinity of the Pearl River Estuary on Wednesday and skirt at around 200 kilometers to the southwest of Hong Kong.
“It is expected to weaken gradually. However, its degree of weakening remains uncertain,” reads the HKO bulletin.
“The Observatory will closely monitor its movement and development, and assess the need of issuing a higher signal then,” it added.
Under the combined effect of Nalgae and the northeast monsoon, strong winds are expected to prevail in Hong Kong. Members of the public are warned about occasional gale on high ground and the rough seas.
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It will be mainly cloudy with a few showers during the day, with the temperatures lingering around 24 degrees at first. The temperature is expected to drop to 19 degrees at night, as showers become more frequent.
Wednesday and Thursday are expected to stay windy. Occasional showers will not ease off until Friday.