Tropical Cyclone Warning Announcement A Hong Kong Observatory 2018-09-16T19:45:00+08:00 The content available in this file, including but not limited to all text, graphics, drawings, diagrams, photographs and compilation of data or other materials are protected by copyright. The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is the owner of all copyright works contained in this website. Any reproduction, adaptation, distribution, dissemination or making available of such copyright works to the public is strictly prohibited unless prior written authorization is obtained from the Hong Kong Observatory. The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (including its servants and agents) makes no warranty, statement or representation, express or implied, with respect to the accuracy, availability, completeness or usefulness of the information, contained herein, and in so far as permitted by law, shall not have any legal liability or responsibility (including liability for negligence) for any loss, damage, or injury (including death) which may result, whether directly or indirectly, from the supply or use of such information. You are welcome to write to the Hong Kong Observatory for authorization to make available information on this file to the public. For enquires, please contact the Hong Kong Observatory by e-mail ( or fax (2311 9448). Tropical Cyclone Warning Announcement No. 8 Southwest Gale or Storm Signal 1 Here is the latest Tropical Cyclone Warning Bulletin issued by the Hong Kong Observatory. The No. 8 Southwest Gale or Storm Signal was issued at 7:40 p.m. This means that winds with mean speeds of 63 kilometres per hour or more are expected from the southeast quarter. At 8 p.m., Severe Typhoon Mangkhut was centred about 240 kilometres west of Hong Kong (near 22.0 degrees north 111.9 degrees east) and is forecast to move west-northwest at about 30 kilometres per hour into the inland area of western Guangdong. Many places in Hong Kong are still being affected by gale or storm force winds. The No. 8 Southwest Gale or Storm Signal will remain in force for a period of time. Precautions should not yet be relaxed. Rainbands of Mangkhut will still bring squalls and heavy rain to Hong Kong. Some low-lying areas will still have flooding. Sea will be phenomenal with swells. With Mangkhut depart further from Hong Kong, local winds are expected to weaken gradually tomorrow. Mangkhut today brought different degrees of damages to Hong Kong. There may be hidden dangers. Members of the public should continue to stay alert for assurance of personal safety. (Precautionary Announcements with No. 8 Signal) 1. Although the tropical cyclone is moving away from Hong Kong, gales are expected to persist for some time. Please continue to stay indoors until winds moderate. Do not touch electric cables that have been blown loose. 2. Flights at Hong Kong International Airport may be affected by the weather. Please contact your airline for the latest flight information before departing for the airport. 3. As gales and violent squalls are still occurring in places, precautions should not yet be relaxed. 4. Please listen to radio or watch TV for the latest weather information broadcast. You can also browse the Hong Kong Observatory's website and mobile app for the information. 2018-09-16T20:00:00+08:00 2018-09-16T20:00:00+08:00 22.0N 111.9E