Hong Kong hoisted the No.3 storm signal at 11.30am on Monday, as Typhoon Nesat closed in on the territory.

“The gale winds associated with Nesat are expected to keep a distance from the coast of Guangdong. The chance of issuing the No. 8 Gale or Storm Signal before midnight tonight is not high,” the Observatory said.

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It added that “it will be windy with a few showers, and temperatures will fall progressively over the coast of Guangdong in the next couple of days. With Nesat departing Guangdong, the weather will improve over the coastal areas in the latter part of this week.”

Typhoon Signal 3

The No. 3 signal warns of strong winds affecting, or expected to affect, Hong Kong within 12 hours.

  • Classes of kindergartens and schools for children with physical or intellectual disabilities will be suspended.
  • Scheduled ferry services may be cancelled as conditions worsen. Bus and MTR services are not affected.
  • Residents should secure loose objects like flower pots or drying racks, and prepare for possible flooding in low-lying areas.
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The Observatory predicts further showers on Wednesday and sunny intervals on Thursday.

Photo: HKO.

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Tom is the editor-in-chief and founder of Hong Kong Free Press. He has a BA in Communications and New Media from Leeds University and an MA in Journalism from the University of Hong Kong. He has contributed to the BBC, Euronews, Al-Jazeera and others.