Rain is expected throughout the upcoming long weekend as Tropical Cyclone Aere is predicted to head further west across the northern South China Sea, skirting Hong Kong.

The city is expected to feel a “significant impact to local weather when it gets relatively close,” the Observatory said. It said it is also considering hoisting the standby signal No. 1 on Thursday night.

Expected track of Aere. Photo: HKO screencap.

The Observatory said that for the time being, “the movement and intensity change of Aere over the northern part of the South China Sea remain uncertain,” and that “its interaction with the northeast monsoon [over Southern China] is also a determining factor.”

Tropical Cyclone Aere.

Hong Kong will see rain for the next nine days, brightening up slightly next Saturday.

Photo: HKO screencap.

Temperatures will vary between a low of 23-26 degrees Celsius, to a high of 25 to 28 degrees Celsius. The humidity will remain above 75 per cent.

Chantal Yuen

Chantal Yuen is a Hong Kong journalist interested in issues dealing with religion and immigration. She majored in German and minored in Middle Eastern studies at Princeton University.