HONG KONG : 23 July, 2012 11:20 p.m – Hong Kong Observatory has issued Increasing Gale or Storm Signal No. 9 as winds from Typhoon Vicente batter Hong Kong.
At 11 pm, Typhoon Vicente was centred about 130 kilometres south-south-west of Hong Kong and it is forecast to move north-west or west-north-west at about 20 kilometres per hour towards the west of the Pearl River Estuary.
In the past hour, the maximum sustained winds recorded at Ngong Ping, Tate’s Cairn and Waglan Island were 147, 116 and 112 kilometres per hour respectively.
A high water level of about 3 metres above chart datum is expected at Quarry Bay between midnight and 3 am and this may cause flooding in low-lying areas.