Tropical Storm Ewiniar is set to move inland towards western Guangdong with gusts of 100km/h affecting Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Observatory said Friday.

As of 1:00pm the Amber Rainstorm Warning Signal remained in force. The Signal was issued on Friday morning, and the Observatory briefly hoisted the Red Rainstorm Warning Signal from 11:30am to 12:30pm.

“Over 50mm rainfall has been recorded generally over Hong Kong, and over 100mm rainfall was also recorded over the western part, southern part, and eastern part of Hong Kong,” the Observatory said.

The Strong Wind Signal no.3 remains in force, and the Observatory has also issued a Thunderstorm Warning and Landslip Warning.

The Observatory said it would consider issuing the Standby Signal no.1 when the local winds and rainfall weaken.

A waterspout seen near the right. Photo: Hong Kong Observatory.

One or more waterspouts were sighted off the coast of Cheung Chau Thursday evening when Ewiniar was about 270km southwest of the city.

A fallen tree on Robinson Road. Photo: Selina Leung. via Facebook.

Collapsed trees were also reported at the Mid-levels and Tsuen Wan over the past two days.

Source: Hong Kong Observatory.

Over the next one or two days, the weather will be cloudy and overcast with squally showers and thunderstorms, with fresh to strong south to south westerly winds, the Observatory said.

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Holmes Chan

Holmes Chan is a reporter at Hong Kong Free Press. He covers local news with a focus on law, politics, and social movements. He studied law and literature at the University of Hong Kong.