“According to the present forecast track, Wipha will edge gradually closer to the coast of western Guangdong and will be closest to Hong Kong later today, skirting around 300 kilometres to our southwest. He has contributed to the BBC, Euronews, Quartz, Global Post and others.
Tropical Cyclone Warning System for Hong Kong.
Learn more about how you can support us and ensure our independence. Hong Kong news – Independent &, non-profit. Typhoon Wipha is expected to be the closest to Hong Kong later in the afternoon, bringing strong local winds and heavy showers.
Founded in 2015, Hong Kong Free Press is a non-profit, English-language newspaper – run by journalists and completely independent. Only if you were planning a long boat trip or a whole day hike would a No 1 be of concern. In Hong Kong, with eleven out of the twelve months warmer than usual, 2019 was the warmest year since records began in 1884 with an annual mean temperature of 24.5 degrees, 1.2 degrees above the 1981-2010 normal  (or 1.5 degrees above the 1961-1990 normal). Also, windspeed advisories differ from the Joint Typhoon Warning Center to the Japan Meteorological Agency as the JTWC uses the U.S. criteria of 1 minute mean to designate maximum sustained winds, while the JMA uses the 10-minute mean wind criteria to designate tropical cyclone maximum sustained winds. However, buses and Airport Express shuttle services will be suspended three hours after the signal number 8 is issued. | Contact Us | Newsletter | Annual & Transparency Report. Web development by Ripplewerkz. Tom is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hong Kong Free Press. Millions of Indonesian parents abandoned a measles vaccine in 2018 when it was declared haram. Normally the Hong Kong Observatory will announce well in advance, several hours, that a No 8 signal is going to be hoisted. As No. Local winds are expected to strengthen this afternoon,” the Observatory said. This will be the first typhoon signal number 8 in Hong Kong for this year. Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival / Moon Festival, Hong Kong Public Holidays and Festivals for 2021, Camel Paint Building: Advice for shoppers, Hong Kong Disneyland : What you need to Know. Typhoon Mary, 1960. All rights reserved. Typhoons are a fact of life living in Hong Kong and like any bad weather system are unpredictable. Flights to nowhere > Flights to somewhere.
Typhoon Wipha, as it is called, has adopted a more northerly track and edged towards the coast of western Guangdong. Views expressed by opinion writers and advertisers are not necessarily shared by HKFP. In conclusion, the Hong Kong Typhoon Season is May through October, with June, July and August being the worse months. About “In the past hour, the maximum sustained winds recorded at Tate’s Cairn, Waglan Island and Cheung Chau Beach were 69, 67 and 65 kilometres per hour with maximum gusts 93, 94 and 69 kilometres per hour respectively,” the Observatory added.
It is next to impossible to get a Taxi during a No 8 typhoon warning as the taxi drivers insurance does not cover going out in such weather! Everything in Hong Kong is shut down and everybody waits patiently for it to pass. This is the point at which all schools, offices, banks and public facilities close. The total number of cases in Singapore stands at 57,915. Based on what has happened in the last 62 years then the worse months are July and August where there is an almost 60% chance that a typhoon will occur, which sounds like quite a lot. Number 9 – Increasing Gale or Storm – A very rarely issued warning, for the giant super typhoons it normally skips to the next level which is. In my first ever typhoon but just feels like a summer day in the UK #HongKong pic.twitter.com/QBdPQdeWKQ. Luckily the number 8 signal rarely lasts more than one day, typically after less than a day the typhoon has passed and the signal is lower to 3 or often lowered completely as typhoons tend to build up over the sea, but then lose all their power once they have arrived on land.
Typhoon: Severe Typhoon: Super Typhoon : Potential Track Area (70% probability) First 72 hours: 72-120 hours: Notes: Tropical cyclones centred within the area bounded by 7-36N and 100-140E (show on map) will be shown on this website. Typhoons are a fact of life living in Hong Kong and like any bad weather system are unpredictable. Which makes life hard for parents who still have to go to work. Windows are being taped as winds and rains are escalating outside. Nevertheless, there is a typhoon season which runs roughly from June through to October as seen in this graph of the distribution of typhoons since 1960.
That is so that people have plenty of time to return home or to a place of safety before transport shuts down. He has a BA in Communications & New Media from Leeds University and an MA in Journalism from the University of Hong Kong. Nevertheless, there is a typhoon season which runs roughly from June through to October as seen in this graph of the distribution of typhoons since 1960. The most recent one was Typhoon Vicente in 2012, but before that you have to go back to 1999 and Typhoon York. But as you can see even in April, October or November it is possible to have a typhoon, but that doesn’t happen very often. If you like what you read, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Telegram to get the latest updates. We Are Hiring
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