For the latest updates about Super Typhoon Saola, please read this article.
The Hong Kong Observatory will the Strong Wind Signal, No. 3 on at between 3pm and 5pm on Thursday as Typhoon Saola comes within 400 km of the city. The meteorological body will issue a higher tropical warning signal tomorrow.
Saola will maintain its Super Typhoon status as it comes closer to the city on Friday, and is predicted to weaken to a Typhoon by Saturday as it leaves Hong Kong. Current predictions show that the tropical cyclone will be downgraded to tropical storm status by Sunday, as it moves away from the territory.
Hong Kong has only had one tropical cyclone this year, when Typhoon Talim hit the city in mid-July. At the time, the observatory raised Gale or Storm Signal No. 8, which was in force for 16 hours. Bus and ferry services were cancelled and the MTR ran at less frequent intervals.
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