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HK observatory issues first No 1 typhoon warning of the year

This screencap from the official website of Hong Kong Observatory shows the forecast track of a tropical depression in the South China Sea.

HONG KONG – The Hong Kong Observatory issued standby signal No 1 at around 4:15 pm Friday – the city’s first typhoon warning signal of the year.

In its latest weather bulletin posted on its website, the observatory said a tropical depression will be closest to Hong Kong Friday evening, skirting at about 500 kilometers to the southwest of the territory.

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It is expected to make landfall over Hainan Island Saturday morning and the typhoon signal No 1 will remain in force Friday night, the observatory said.

The tropical cyclone over the South China Sea will move gradually in the general direction of Hainan Island to Beibu Wan in the next couple of days, according to the forecast.

“It will be windier over the coast of Guangdong” on Saturday and “there will be squally showers over the weekend,” it added.

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