Severe tropical storm Nida is edging closer to Hong Kong and is set to make landfall on Tuesday morning.

Photo: Observatory.

The storm is expected to pick up speed with winds forecasted to reach 38-45 metres per second by the time it hits the Guangdong coast.

The Observatory issued a T1 at 10:10pm on Sunday.

China’s National Meteorological Centre has already issued a yellow alert – the third-most severe warning on the four-point colour scale. It will be the fourth typhoon to hit China this year.

Photo: HKO.

In Hong Kong, the weather will be very hot, with a few hours and sunny periods on Monday. Temperatures will range between 27 and 34 degrees with thunderstorms becoming more frequent later in the day.

Tom is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hong Kong Free Press. He has a BA in Communications & New Media from Leeds University and an MA in Journalism from the University of Hong Kong. He has contributed to the BBC, Euronews, Quartz, Global Post and others.