As soon as "Lion Mountain" left, "Compasses" slammed into it.
The Observatory issued typhoon signal No. 3 at 0:40 am on Tuesday (12th). It also stated that it would consider issuing a gale or storm signal No. 8 later this afternoon.
At 7 am, Severe Tropical Storm Compasses gathered about 650 kilometers southeast of Hong Kong, that is, near 18.8 degrees north latitude and 119.2 degrees east longitude. It is expected to move westward at a speed of about 25 kilometers per hour and cross the northern part of the South China Sea.
Under the combined influence of the compass and the northeast monsoon, strong winds are generally blowing in southern China, and gales are blowing occasionally offshore and on high ground. The strong wind signal No. 3 will be maintained this morning and early afternoon.
As the compass gradually approaches the coast of Guangdong and strengthens, its outer rainbands will bring squally showers to Hong Kong tonight, and the local winds will further strengthen.
The Observatory will consider issuing the No. 8 Gale or Storm Signal in the later afternoon.
The storm surge and heavy rain caused by the compass may flood low-lying areas. The public should take measures to prevent wind and water flooding.
There are large waves and swells on the sea, citizens should stay away from the shore and stop all water activities.
The organization of Severe Tropical Storm Compasses is still relatively loose.
Kindergartens, schools for physically handicapped children and schools for mentally handicapped children closed today
As Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 3 is now in effect, the Education Bureau announced that kindergartens, schools for physically handicapped children and schools for children with intellectual disabilities will be closed today.
The Social Welfare Department advises citizens not to send their children or family members to child care centers, centers that provide after-school care services, elderly service centers, or day rehabilitation services including sheltered workshops, comprehensive vocational rehabilitation service centers, comprehensive vocational training centers and day activity centers unit.
However, the centers will continue to be open to those in need during their normal office hours.
If citizens need to send their children or family members to the center or service unit, they can contact the center or service unit first.
Latest｜Observatory: Consider issuing no. 8 gale or storm signal in the later afternoon. Weather traffic｜Typhoon signal No. 3 will take effect this afternoon Rain bands hit low-lying areas or flooding at night