In this Sept 1, 2019 file photo, a visitor sets up his camera in the Victoria Peak area to photograph Hong Kong's skyline. (JAE C. HONG / AP)

HONG KONG – The Hong Kong Observatory said it will consider raising Typhoon Signal No. 1 on Wednesday night due to a tropical depression in the South China Sea that is expected to move towards western Guangdong in the next couple of days.

In an advisory issued at 12:30 pm, the HKO said the tropical depression will come within 800 kilometers of Hong Kong later on Wednesday.    

“The Observatory will consider issuing the Standby Signal, No. 1 tonight depending on the change in local wind strength,” the advisory reads. 

The HKO said winds will strengthen gradually with more showers expected on Thursday, adding that it will be windy with squally showers on July 1. 

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