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Breaking news – Standby Signal, No. 1 Tropical Cyclone Warning Bulletin. Here is the latest Tropical Cyclone Warning Bulletin issued by the Hong Kong Observatory. The Standby Signal, No. 1 is in force.This means that a tropical cyclone now centred within about 800 kilometres of Hong Kong may affect us.At 8 a.m., the tropical depression over the northern part of the South China Sea was estimated to be about 580 kilometres southwest of Hong Kong (near 18.2 degrees north 110.7 degrees east) and is forecast to move west-northwest at about 25 kilometres per hour towards the vicinity of Hainan Island.The tropical depression will be closest to Hong Kong in the next few hours, skirting at a distance of more than 500 kilometres from the territory. It will make landfall at Hainan Island later this morning. The Standby Signal, No. 1 will remain in force for some time today.   The rainbands associated with the tropical depression will continue to affect the coast of Guangdong today, and will bring occasional showers, thunderstorms and squalls to the region. (Precautionary Announcements with No. 1 Signal) 1. Precautions should be taken. Drains should be cleared of obstructions, and windows and doors should be checked. 2. Drains should be cleared of leaves and rubbish. People in low-lying areas should take precautions against flooding. 3. You are advised not to engage in water sports. 4. Listen to radio, watch TV or browse the Hong Kong Observatory's website and mobile app for the latest information on the tropical cyclone.  
2021-07-07