Sunday, July 19, 2009

Typhoon number nine here!

Water are sneaking in from my (south west facing) observing window, the rubber insulation were all wet and this is the first time that I have seen this within ten years.

Here's a section copied from the Hong Kong Observatory website:-

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Tropical Cyclone Bulletin

Here is the latest Tropical Cyclone Bulletin issued by the Hong Kong Observatory.

The Increasing Gale or Storm Signal, No. 9, is in force.

This means that winds are increasing significantly.

At 3 a.m., Typhoon Molave was centred about 40 kilometres north of Hong Kong Observatory (near 22.7 degrees north 114.2 degrees east) and is forecast to move west-northwest at about 25 kilometres per hour across Shenzhen.

Molave is still rather close to Hong Kong. Gale force winds are generally affecting Hong Kong. Winds will strengthen further with heavy rain and squalls. As local winds turn southwesterly gradually, places previously sheltered from the winds will become exposed. Members of the public should take precautions as soon as possible. In the past hour, the maximum sustained winds recorded at Lau Fau Shan and Tai Mei Tuk were 91 and 88 kilometres per hour with maximum gusts 113 and 134 kilometres per hour respectively. A high water level of 2.9 metres above chart datum is expected at Quarry Bay between 4:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. The high water level may cause flooding in low-lying areas in Sheung Wan.

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