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HKO: Typhoon signal No 1 to remain in force for the day

A general view shows residential and commercial buildings next to Victoria Harbour, as seen from Hong Kong Island on May 11, 2021.
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HONG KONG – The Hong Kong Observatory said Tuesday that typhoon signal No 1 will remain in force for the rest of the day as two tropical cyclones came within 800 kilometers of the financial hub.

The observatory hoisted the Standby Signal No. 1 at 4:15 am Tuesday morning.

At 1 pm, a tropical depression over the central part of the South China Sea was estimated to be about 760 kilometers south-southwest of Hong Kong, the forecaster said in its latest tropical cyclone warning bulletin.

It was moving slowly towards Hainan Island and has intensified over the past few hours, but was expected to keep a distance of more than 500 kilometers from Hong Kong during the day, the observatory said.

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A combination of images taken from the official website of the Hong Kong Observatory shows the forecast tracks of two tropical cyclones affecting Hong Kong.

Meanwhile, a tropical depression near the Taiwan Straits was estimated to be about 590 kilometers east of Hong Kong.

It was weakening and was expected to track in the general direction of the coast of southeastern China before making landfall Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning.

The forecaster expected squally showers over the coast of Guangdong for Tuesday and Wednesday.

The weather is expected to be very hot over Guangdong over the weekend as the anticyclone aloft strengthens, it added.

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