>Maybe I didn’t want a typhoon just as I was trying to leave Hong Kong for home. It is the topic of all conversation–the local manager of my apartment says: Dr. Curry–maybe you will be staying with us for an extra night. My friend Polly says: Can’t you feel it? It is typhoon weather. It is still, hot, and humid. Brenda says: If it is level 8 then the CityU van will not come to take you to the airport so I’ll arrange for a taxi. Everyone is speculating on Typhoon Dosuri. But they are a bit disappointed that it won’t come on a work day–typhoon level 8 means everyone stays home. Sounds like a snow day in June to me!
Bulletin issued at 13:45 HKT 29/Jun/2012
Here is the latest Tropical Cyclone
Bulletin issued by the Hong Kong Observatory.
The Standby Signal, No. 1 is in force.
This means that a tropical cyclone now centred
within about 800 kilometres of Hong Kong may
At 2 p.m., Tropical Storm Doksuri was estimated to
be about 280 kilometres east-southeast of Hong Kong
near 21.0 degrees north 116.5 degrees east) and is
forecast to move west-northwest at about 30 kilometres
per hour towards the coast of Guangdong.
In the past few hours, Doksuri moved at a higher
speed towards the coast of Guangdong. According to
the present forecast track, Doksuri will be fairly
close to Hong Kong tonight and tomorrow morning and
local winds are expected to strengthen significantly.
The Observatory will issue the Strong Wind Signal,
No. 3 shortly.
Under the influence of the rainbands of Doksuri, local
weather will deteriorate later today with squally showers.
There will be swells over the sea. Members of the public
should stay away from the shore line and not engage in water sports.
(Precautionary Announcements with No. 1 Signal)
1. Listen to radio, watch TV or browse the Hong Kong.
2. Some precautions against damage should be taken now,
gutters and drains should be cleared of obstructions.
Hinges, bolts, locks and shutters of windows and doors
should be checked.
3. People living in wooden huts and in low-lying areas
should take necessary precautions against strong winds
4. Those who have definite duties during a tropical
cyclone should now remain on call or contact their
control centres from time to time.
5. If you are planning to visit Guangdong, Macau,
any of the off-shore islands or remote parts of Hong Kong,
you are reminded that changes in weather may affect your
6. All small vessels including low power vessels and
fishing vessels in open sea should seek shelter as soon
as possible. Please take any precautions necessary for
small vessels and secure them properly with moorings.
7. Owners of shop signs, advertisements and TV aerials
which overhang public thoroughfares or which are situated
on tops of buildings should make sure that the fastenings
and framework of these structures are secured.