Typhoon Kai-tak hits Hong Kong No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm Signal hoisted

No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm Signal - Typhoon Kai-tak (hkdigit-20120816-185845-01)

HONG KONG 16 August, 2012 : Here is the latest Tropical Cyclone Bulletin issued by the Hong Kong Observatory.

The No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm Signal was issued at 10:15 p.m. HKT

This means that winds with mean speeds of 63 kilometres per hour or more are expected from the southeast quarter.

At 10 p.m., Typhoon Kai-tak was centred about 270 kilometres south of Hong Kong (near 19.9 degrees north 113.9 degrees east) and is forecast to move west-northwest at about 25 kilometres per hour in the general direction of the coast of western Guangdong.

According to the present forecast track, Kai-Tak will be closest to Hong Kong in the next few hours, skirting within 250 km south-southwest of Hong Kong. Local winds will strengthen further. Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 will stay in force for some time. The public should be on alert and pay attention to the latest news on the tropical cyclone.

In the past hour, the maximum sustained winds recorded at Tate’s Cairn and Cheung Chau were 75 and 62 kilometres per hour respectively.

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