The Standby Signal No. 3 has just been enforced as typhoon Nida moves quickly towards Hong Kong.
Based on the present forecast track as reported by the Hong Kong Observatory, severe tropical storm Nida is expected to be closest to Hong Kong in the early hours of Tuesday, August 2.
Winds are expected to strengthen significantly at around sundown today with squalls, heavy rain and rough seas overnight. The Observatory will consider issuing the Number 8 Gale or Storm Signal between 6pm to 10pm. Members of the public are warned to take precautionary measures as soon as possible.
(as advised by the Hong Kong Observatory)
Source: Weather Underground of Hong Kong
According to the present track of the National Meteorological Center of China, the typhoon will make a direct hit on South Lantau. An expected storm surge is likely the biggest threat on the island, affecting areas such as Pui O Beach.
Over 30 flights have already been cancelled after 6pm tonight affecting major airlines such as Cathay Pacific and other international airlines.
If you are scheduled to fly out later today or tomorrow, please contact your respective airlines directly for the latest flight status updates or visit http://www.hongkongairport.com/flightinfo/eng/chkfltarr.html for the latest flight information.
Keep safe everyone, it’s going to be a windy night!