Get Ready for a Week Full of Rain in Shenzhen
02 Sep 2019
UPDATE: Sept 4th: The HKO announced that Tropical Depression Kajiki over the coastal waters of central Vietnam has weakened into an area of low pressure. This page will no longer be updated.
UPDATE: The Shenzhen Meteorological Bureau cancelled its White Typhoon Warning at 8:30 a.m. There are currently no typhoon warnings in effect; however, we will continue to update this page with any changes for the rest of this week.
UPDATE: Sometime before noon today, the HKO cancelled the Strong Wind Signal, No. 1. The SZMB White Typhoon Warning is still in effect.
UPDATE: Sept 3rd, 6:45 a.m., the HKO announced that "Under the combined effect of Kajiki and continental anticyclone, there will still be occasional strong winds offshore and on high ground at first today. The Standby Signal, No.1 will remain in force for some time.When the threat of Kajiki to Hong Kong diminishes, the Observatory will cancel all Tropical Cyclone Warning Signals." The SZMB's White Typhoon Warning issued yesterday is still in effect.
SZMB Weather Forecast
UPDATE: 8:45pm from the HKO:
While the tropical depression continues to depart from Hong Kong, under the combined effect of the tropical depression and continental anticyclone, there will still be occasional strong winds offshore and on high ground. The Standby Signal No. 1 will remain in force before dawn tomorrow.
UPDATE: At 11 a.m. the SZMB replaced their Blue Typhoon Warning with their White Typhoon Warning.
UPDATE: The HKO issued their Standby Signal, No. 1 at 10:40 a.m. to replace the Strong Wind Signal, No. 3.
We'll continue to update this page with any news and information regardings the storm's affect on Shenzhen.
The Shenzhen Meteorological Bureau (SZMB) issued their Blue Typhoon Warning 6pm Sunday after a tropical depression formed in the South China Sea. The same day, the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) issued their Strong Wind Signal, No. 3. This means that winds with mean speeds of 41 to 62 kilometres per hour are expected.
At 10 a.m., the tropical depression over the northern part of the South China Sea was estimated to be about 550 kilometres southwest of Hong Kong (near 18.6 degrees north 110.7 degrees east) and is forecast to move west-southwest at about 20 kilometres per hour across the seas south of Hainan Island.
With the tropical depression continuing to depart from the territory, local winds will moderate slightly during the day. The Observatory will issue the Standby Signal, No.1 to replace the Strong Wind Signal, No. 3 shortly.
The current projected trajectory (seen above) has the tropical storm moving across the South China Sea, heading southwest of Hainan, before swinging back around to ultimately make landfall in our area around September 7th, with 55 km/h winds at its center. Before that, it is expected to first make landfall in Hainan around September 4th.
The HKO also warned this morning that another area of low pressure may develop gradually over the central part of the South China Sea to the southeast of the tropical depression. Owing to their mutual interactions, there will be uncertainty in the future movement and development of the tropical depression.
SZ Meteorological Bureau 10-Day Weather Forecast (as of Sept 2nd, 9:30 a.m.)
HKO's No. 3 Signal Precautionary Announcements:
- Please complete precautions as soon as possible. Make sure objects likely to be blown away are securely fastened or taken indoors. Check if all windows and doors can be securely locked.
- Drains should be cleared of leaves and rubbish. People in low-lying areas should take precautions against flooding.
- Avoid staying in areas exposed to high winds. Drivers using highways and flyovers should be alert to violent gusts.
- Construction and property management practitioners should make sure that overhanging facilities and temporary structures outdoors are securely fastened or placed on the ground, and complete precautionary measures as soon as possible.
- Small vessels not yet in typhoon shelters should seek shelter without delay. Use heavy anchors and check that all deck fittings are firmly fastened.
- Listen to radio, watch TV or browse the Hong Kong Observatory's website and mobile app for the latest information on the tropical cyclone.
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