The Hong Kong Observatory is expected to hoist a typhoon signal on Monday evening, with bad weather forecast until Wednesday morning as Tropical Cyclone Kompasu heads closer to the city.

Photo: HKO.

The weather is expected to worsen from late on Tuesday, with strong winds and rainstorms expected by Wednesday morning, when the tropical cyclone is forecast to come within around 400 kilometres of the city.

“Members of the public should pay close attention to the latest weather information from the Observatory and the change in weather in the next few days,” the Observatory advised on Monday.

“People planning for outdoor activities and grave sweeping need to prepare backup or contingency plans depending on the situation,” it added ahead of Thursday’s Cheung Yeung festival.

Photo: HKO.

It said that, with Kompasu’s departure, “the weather will improve slightly over the region towards the weekend. Another surge of the northeast monsoon is expected to bring dry and slightly cooler weather to southern China during the weekend to early next week.”

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