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Bulletin issued at 18:02 HKT 12/Aug/2018

At 6 p.m. at the Hong Kong Observatory the air temperature was 26 degrees Celsius and the relative humidity 94 per cent.
During the past hour the mean UV Index recorded at King's Park was 0.3. The intensity of UV radiation was low.

Please be reminded that:

The Tropical Cyclone Signal No. 1 has been issued.

The air temperatures at other places were:

King's Park 26 degrees;
Wong Chuk Hang 27 degrees;
Ta Kwu Ling 27 degrees;
Lau Fau Shan 26 degrees;
Tai Po 27 degrees;
Sha Tin 27 degrees;
Tuen Mun 27 degrees;
Tseung Kwan O 26 degrees;
Sai Kung 27 degrees;
Cheung Chau 25 degrees;
Chek Lap Kok 27 degrees;
Tsing Yi 27 degrees;
Tsuen Wan Ho Koon 25 degrees;
Tsuen Wan Shing Mun Valley 26 degrees;
Hong Kong Park 25 degrees;
Shau Kei Wan 26 degrees;
Kowloon City 26 degrees;
Happy Valley 27 degrees;
Wong Tai Sin 27 degrees;
Stanley 26 degrees;
Kwun Tong 27 degrees;
Sham Shui Po 27 degrees;
Kai Tak Runway Park 27 degrees;
Yuen Long Park 27 degrees;
Tai Mei Tuk 26 degrees.

Between 4:45 and 5:45 p.m., the rainfall recorded in various regions were:

Islands District 0 to 4 mm;
Eastern District 1 to 3 mm;
Southern District 0 to 3 mm;
Sai Kung 0 to 2 mm;
Tsuen Wan 0 to 1 mm;
Yau Tsim Mong 0 to 1 mm;
Sha Tin 0 to 1 mm;
Wong Tai Sin 1 mm;
Wan Chai 0 to 1 mm;
Central & Western District 0 to 1 mm;
Kowloon City 0 to 1 mm;
Tai Po 0 to 1 mm;
Kwun Tong 1 mm.

Here is the information on Tropical Storm:
Location: 20.9 degrees north, 112.2 degrees east; Maximum sustained wind near its centre: 65 km/h.

Here is the information on Tropical Storm Yagi at 4 p.m.:
Location: 27.1 degrees north, 123.3 degrees east.


Note: The data above is provisional. Only limited data validation has been carried out.


Climatological Information for 12 Aug


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Bulletin updated at 17:45 HKT 12/Aug/2018

Here is the latest weather bulletin issued by the Hong Kong Observatory.

Weather forecast for tonight and tomorrow

Mainly cloudy with occasional squally showers and a few thunderstorms. Temperatures will range between 26 and 29 degrees. Moderate to fresh east to southeasterly winds, occasionally strong offshore and on high ground. There will be swells.

Outlook : There will still be squally showers and thunderstorms in the following couple of days.


(The above forecast period is valid up to 23:59 HKT tomorrow, 13/08/2018; Regular update at : around 45 minutes past each hour, 16:15 HKT and 23:15 HKT)



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Bulletin issued at 09:00 HKT 12/Aug/2018

GALE WARNING AREAS: KWANGTUNG, BASHI, BALINTANG, SCARBOROUGH AND PARACEL.

GENERAL SITUATION AT 112100 UTC:
FOR DETAILS ON TROPICAL DEPRESSION OVER THE COAST OF WESTERN GUANGDONG, PLEASE REFER TO THE 3-HRLY SHIPPING WARNINGS. TROPICAL STORM YAGI (1814) 990HPA 25N 125E NW 14KT INTST NC.

MARINE FORECAST FOR 24 HOURS FROM 120100 UTC:

HONG KONG= E TO SE 6-7. DOWN TO 500 M IN FRQ HEAVY SQUALLY SHOWERS AND TS. SEA 3-4 M. SWELL S TO SW 2-3 M. TEMP 27-26 C. =
KWANGTUNG= S TO SW 6-7, OCNL 8. DOWN TO 500 M IN FRQ HEAVY SQUALLY SHOWERS AND TS. SEA UP TO 6 M. SWELL S TO SW 3 M. =
TAIWAN STRAIT= S TO SW 6-7. DOWN TO 500 M IN FRQ HEAVY SQUALLY SHOWERS AND TS. SEA 3-4 M. SWELL SW 3 M, NE 3 M LATER. =
BASHI= W TO SW 6-7, OCNL 8. DOWN TO 500 M IN FRQ HEAVY SQUALLY SHOWERS AND TS. SEA UP TO 6 M. SWELL SW 3 M, NE 3 M LATER. =
PRATAS= S TO SW 6-7. DOWN TO 1000 M IN OCNL SQUALLY SHOWERS AND TS. SEA 3-4 M. SWELL SW 3 M. =
BALINTANG= W TO SW 6-7, OCNL 8. DOWN TO 2000 M IN SCT SQUALLY SHOWERS AND TS. SEA UP TO 6 M. SWELL SW 3 M, NE UP TO 3 M LATER. =
SCARBOROUGH= SW 6-7, OCNL 8. DOWN TO 1000 M IN SCT HEAVY SQUALLY SHOWERS AND TS. SEA UP TO 6 M. SWELL SW 3-4 M. =
PARACEL= SW 6-7, OCNL 8. DOWN TO 500 M IN FRQ HEAVY SQUALLY SHOWERS AND TS. SEA UP TO 6 M. SWELL SW 3-4 M. =
TONKIN= W TO SW 6-7. DOWN TO 500 M IN FRQ HEAVY SQUALLY SHOWERS AND TS. SEA 3-4 M. SWELL S TO SW 2-3 M. =
DANANG= SW 6-7. DOWN TO 1000 M IN SCT HEAVY SQUALLY SHOWERS AND TS. SEA 3-4 M. SWELL S TO SW 2-3 M. =
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Abbreviations:
KT, VRB, SLW, FRQ - knot, variable, slow, frequent STNR, QSTNR, C - stationary, quasi-stationary, degrees celsius WKN, INTSF, INTST, NC - weaken, intensify, intensity, no change LGT, ISOL, SCT, OCNL - light, isolated, scattered, occasional CLD, DZ, TS - cloudy, drizzle, thunderstorm

The date and time are specified by a 6-digit number DDHHMM. DD stands for the day of month, HH represents the hour while MM indicates the minute in UTC.



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Bulletin issued at 16:30 HKT 12/Aug/2018

Weather information for south China coastal waters issued by the Hong Kong Observatory at 4:30 p.m. on 12 August 2018

Warnings:
Gale force winds in south of Hong Kong and Shangchuan Dao. Strong winds in Hong Kong adjacent waters, Nan'ao and Shanwei.

Weather Situation:
The tropical depression over the northern part of the South China Sea has intensified into a tropical storm. At 4 p.m., the tropical storm over the northern part of the South China Sea with maximum sustained winds of about 65 kilometres per hour near its centre was located near 21.1 degrees north, 112.3 degrees east. It is forecast to move slowly, lingering around the seas off the coast of western Guangdong. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Yagi with maximum sustained winds of about 75 kilometres per hour near its centre was located near 27.1 degrees north, 123.3 degrees east. It is forecast to move northwest at about 34 kilometres per hour across the East China Sea.

Area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Hong Kong Adjacent Waters:
East to southeast force 5 to 6, occasionally force 7.
Frequent heavy squally showers and thunderstorms.
Rough seas.

Nan'ao:
South force 5 to 6.
Occasional squally showers and thunderstorms.
Rough seas.

Shanwei:
South force 6 to 7.
Frequent heavy squally showers and thunderstorms.
Rough seas.

South of Hong Kong:
South force 6 to 7, becoming cyclonic force 8 later.
Frequent heavy squally showers and thunderstorms.
Rough seas, becoming very rough later.

Shangchuan Dao:
Cyclonic force 8, becoming north to northwest up to force 8 later.
Frequent heavy squally showers and thunderstorms.
Very rough seas.

Outlook for the next 48 hours
Cyclonic winds of force 8 to 9. Frequent heavy squally showers and thunderstorms.

Latest reports from south China coastal weather stations
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Waglan Island Wind east-northeast force 6
  Visibility 8 Kilometres

Shantou Wind east-southeast force 2
  Visibility 30 Kilometres

Huangmaozhou Wind east-northeast force 4

Macau Wind east force 4
  Visibility 12 Kilometres

Xisha Wind southwest force 4
  Visibility 10 Kilometres


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Bulletin issued at 17:30 HKT 12/AUG/2018
(Next update at 01:30 HKT 13/AUG/2018)
I.   SIGNIFICANT WEATHER WITHIN 100 KILOMETER RADIUS OF H.K :
     STRONG WINDS AND SEV TURB.
     ISOL CUNIM/TS AND ASSOCIATED HAZARDS.
II.  SYNOPSIS OF THE WEATHER SITUATION :
     AT 4 P.M., THE TROPICAL STORM OVER THE NORTHERN
     PART OF THE SOUTH CHINA SEA WAS CENTRED NEAR
     21.1 DEGREES NORTH 112.3 DEGREES EAST.  IT IS
     FORECAST TO MOVE SLOWLY, LINGERING AROUND THE
     SEAS OFF THE COAST OF WESTERN GUANGDONG. 
     MEANWHILE, TROPICAL STORM YAGI WAS LOCATED NEAR
     27.1 DEGREES NORTH, 123.3 DEGREES  IT IS
     FORECAST TO MOVE NORTHWEST AT ABOUT 18 KNOTS
     ACROSS THE EAST CHINA SEA.
III. FORECAST FOR 100-KILOMETER RADIUS AROUND HONG KONG
     FROM 1800 TO 0400 HKT:
             WIND                           TEMPERATURE (DEG. C)
   A.   SURFACE:  090/15, OCNL 20
                  TEMPO VRB/20G30 IN TS
       OFFSHORE:  090/20-25, OCNL 30                   27-26
   B.   2000 FT:  120/20-25, OCNL 30                   24
   C.   5000 FT:  090/25                               20
   D.  10000 FT:  090/25                               12
   E.  18000 FT:  120/20                               MS1
   F.  24000 FT:  130/20                               MS11
   G.  30000 FT:  140/25                               MS25
   H. INVERSION LEVEL(S) (ONLY WHEN BELOW 5000 FEET) : 
      NIL.
   I. WEATHER       : 
      MAINLY CLOUDY WITH OCCASIONAL SQUALLY SHOWERS
      AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS.
   J. CLOUD (HEIGHT ABOVE MSL) : 
      FEW 1000 FT  SCT 2500 FT  BKN 8000 FT.  TEMPO
      FEW 600 FT  SCT CB 1500 FT  BKN 4000 FT.
   K. VISIBILITY    : 9 KM.  TEMPO 3000 M IN SHOWERS.  TEMPO 1500 M IN TS.
   L. 0 DEG. C LEVEL: 17500 FT      10 DEG. C LEVEL(S) : 11600 FT
   M. TURBULENCE    : MOD TO SEV.
   N. SEA STATE     : 3.0-4.5 M     SEA TEMPERATURE    : 27 DEG
IV.  FURTHER OUTLOOK: 
     FRESH EAST TO SOUTHEASTERLY WINDS, STRONG
     OFFSHORE AND ON HIGH GROUND.  CLOUDY WITH
     OCCASIONAL SQUALLY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.=
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Note: The forecast could be updated before the next issue time 
whenever there is newly expected occurrence or non-occurrence 
of significant weather as described below which may be hazardous 
to aircraft within 100-km radius of Hong Kong:

(a) Change of the tropical cyclone category
(b) Strong, Gale, Storm, and Hurricane force winds
(c) Thunderstorm/CBs
(d) Severe gusts
(e) Severe turbulence
(f) Significant low stratus
(g) Fog or thick haze/sandstorm/duststorm 
    causing significant reduction of visibility
(h) Volcanic ash
(i) Radioactive cloud
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The Airport Meteorological Office is responsible for monitoring hazardous weather and phenomena in the atmosphere that may affect the safety of aircraft operations within a designated airspace over the northern part of the South China Sea. Weather forecasters at the Airport Meteorological Office issues SIGMET information when hazardous weather and phenomena in the atmosphere such as thunderstorms, tropical cyclones, turbulence, icing occur or are expected to occur in the airspace.

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issued by the Hong Kong Observatory at 18:19 HKT on 12 Aug 18

VHHK SIGMET 3 VALID 120803/121200 VHHH- VHHK HONG KONG FIR TC NN PSN N2106 E11218 CB OBS AT 0600Z WI 240NM OF TC CENTRE TOP FL450 NC FCST AT 1200Z TC CENTRE PSN N2100 E11230= VHHK SIGMET 5 VALID 121019/121500 VHHH- VHHK HONG KONG FIR TC NN PSN N2100 E11212 CB OBS AT 0900Z WI 240NM OF TC CENTRE TOP FL450 NC FCST AT 1500Z TC CENTRE PSN N2054 E11230=

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