Hong Kong : 26 June, 2009 07:15 – The Standby Signal No. 1 was issued by the Hong Kong Observatory. This means that a tropical cyclone now centred within about 800 kilometres of Hong Kong.
At 8 a.m., Tropical Storm Nangka (熱帶風暴 浪卡) was estimated to be about 400 kilometres south-southeast of Hong Kong (near 19.2 degrees north 116.2 degrees east) and is forecast to move north at about 22 kilometres per hour towards the coast of eastern Guangdong.
Nangka weakened slightly last night, but still maintained tropical storm intensity. According to its present track, Nangka is expected to pass within 200 kilometres of Hong Kong tonight or tomorrow morning.
26 June, 2009 15:40 : Strong Wind Signal No.3 issued. Storm warning: Strong Wind Signal No.3 has been hoisted with Tropical Storm Nangka expected to be closest to Hong Kong at midnight.
The Hong Kong Observatory said at 5pm today Nangka was 180km southeast of Hong Kong, forecast to move north or north-northwest at 25kph towards the east Guangdong coast. Local winds are expected to strengthen gradually, while heavy rain will affect the city overnight.
Unless Nangka significantly strengthens or adopts a more westward track, the chance of Tropical Cyclone Signal No.8 is not high, the Observatory said.
26 June, 2009 05:25 – Tropical cyclone signal lowered. The Hong Kong Observatory cancelled all tropical cyclone signals. Tropical Depression Nangka was centred about 90km north-northeast of the Observatory at 5am and forecast to move north-northwest at about 20kph into inland Guangdong and weaken gradually.
The rainbands associated with Nangka will bring occasional heavy rain and squally thunderstorms to Hong Kong.
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Date: 26 June, 2009