Tropical cyclones bearing down on Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Observatory is likely to raise the No 8 typhoon signal by late afternoon as Tropical Cyclone Kompasu bears down on the city. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Hong Kong / Health & Environment

Hong Kong Observatory to raise No 8 typhoon signal between 4pm and 6pm, school classes cancelled as Tropical Cyclone Kompasu nears

The typhoon, the second in just four days, was about 560km from the city as of noon Tropical Storm Lionrock only days ago became the first typhoon of the year to lead to a No 8 alert

Topic |  Hong Kong weather

Kathleen Magramo

Kathleen Magr

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The Hong Kong Observatory is expected to raise its typhoon signal No 8 between 4pm and 6pm on Tuesday and all school classes have been cancelled as Tropical Cyclone Kompasu, the second typhoon to hit the city in four days, gathers strength.

Only three days earlier, Tropical Storm Lionrock became the first storm of the year to generate a No 8 warning, triggered when wind speeds of 88 to 117km/h are expected.READ FULL ARTICLE

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