Make the most of the fantastic weather this weekend, as a week of rain will follow shortly after with a tropical depression set to sweep across the South China Sea in the coming days.

According to the Hong Kong Observatory, the depression – currently off the coast of the Philippines – is expected to become a severe tropical storm by Saturday and a typhoon by Monday.

Tropical depression on Oct 13. Photo: earth.nullschool.net

The Observatory predicts that the storm will be within 800 kilometres of Hong Kong by Sunday.

The tropical depression is expected to gain strength and come within 800km by Sunday. Photo: Hong Kong Observatory screencap.

A bright, if not cloudy, weekend lays ahead though Tuesday will bring rain the territory.

9-day weather forecast. Photo: Hong Kong Observatory.

Temperatures will range between 24 degrees Celsius to 29 degrees Celsius over the next nine days.

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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.