Published On: Tue, Oct 13th, 2020

China on the BRINK of natural disaster as monster typhoon forces Hong Kong schools to shut | World | News


All day schools will shut their doors following a weather warning issued by the Hong Kong Observatory. The weather organisation issued a tropical cyclone warning signal No.8. The storm is set to hit Hong Kong on Tuesday morning.

 

The weather warning is expected to be in place for the whole day.

Tropical Cyclone Nangka has been moving near the southern Chinese coast.

The Observatory said: “Tropical Cyclone Nangka will move in the general direction of the vicinity of Hainan Island today and intensify gradually.

“Under the combined effect of Nangka and the northeast monsoon, there will be high winds, heavy rain and thunderstorms over the south China coast on Tuesday and Wednesday.”

Public ferry services and buses in Hong Kong have been suspended.

Winds of 73km per hour were recorded at Waglan Island in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong’s government has reportedly opened 26 temporary shelters for residents.

Nangka is the second N.8 storm to be signalled by the city this year.

More to follow…



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