Tropical Storm Bebinca continued to bring squally showers and thunderstorms to Hong Kong on Monday, but the chances of Strong Wind Signal No. 3 being issued before midnight remains relatively low, the Hong Kong Observatory says.

Bebinca was positioned approximately 210 kilometres south-southwest of Hong Kong at 5pm on Monday. It is expected to be slow-moving and erratic, lingering around the seas off the coast of western Guangdong.

The Standby Signal No. 1 has been in force since last Thursday.

The weather on Monday was mainly cloudy with a few squally showers, with heavier showers and thunderstorms expected for Tuesday. Temperatures will range between 26 and 30 degrees Celsius.

Bebinca’s storm path. Photo: HKO.

There will be moderate to fresh east to southeasterly winds, with occasionally strong offshore wind. Rough seas and swells are also expected.

Photo: HKO.

The Observatory said that there will still be squally showers and thunderstorms on Wednesday, but showers will ease off later in the week.

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.