Evolution of the situation of Super Typhoon Saola in Hong Kong, with the latest information from The Hong Kong Observatory.
September 1st : T8 Has Been Raised For The First Time In 5 Years
The Hong Kong Observatory has raised the Hurricane Signal, No. 10 (T10) as the eyewall of Super Typhoon Saola is now moving across Hong Kong, posing a high threat to the city.
According to The Hong Kong Observatory, “Saola will skirt around 40 kilometres to the south of the Hong Kong Observatory in the next few hours. The Hurricane Signal, No. 10 is expected to remain in force for some time.”. HKO also reminds that “Members of the public should stay on high alert. You are advised to remain where you are if protected and be prepared for destructive winds.”.
This marks the first time the T10 signal has been issued since Typhoon Mangkhut in 2018. The decision came after a series of warnings, with the observatory initially issuing a T1 signal on Wednesday, followed by a T3 signal on Thursday, T8 signal on Friday morning, and now elevating it to the highest level of alert, T10.
The Observatory has warned of heavy squally showers and violent winds, with a risk of serious flooding due to a storm surge, particularly in low-lying coastal areas like Shing Mun River, Tai Po, Sha Tau Kok and Sai Kung.
September 2nd : T3 Will Remain In Force For Some Time
Update from The Hong Kong Observatory, from 06.45AM, on September 2nd : T8 is now in place.
Update from The Hong Kong Observatory, from 09.45AM, on September 2nd : T8 will remain in force before 4PM.
Update from The Hong Kong Observatory, from 12.45PM, on September 2nd : T3 will be in place starting from 4.20PM.
Update from The Hong Kong Observatory, from 4.25PM, on September 2nd : T3 will remain in force for some time.
For the latest information and updates, please visit the Hong Kong Observatory’s website.