It is an 8!


 The winds have picked up and within the next 30 minutes we are supposed to have the warning level raised to level 8, at which point everything closes.  The malls are putting metal frames in place to keep the doors closed against the wind.  Everyone is going home and settling in for the night.  You can watch it at:

Bulletin issued at 23:10 HKT 29/Jun/2012

Tropical Cyclone Bulletin

Here is the latest Tropical Cyclone Bulletin issued by the Hong Kong Observatory.

The No. 8 Northeast Gale or Storm Signal

is in force.

This means that winds with mean speeds of

63 kilometres per hour or more are expected
from the northeast quarter.

At 11 p.m., Tropical Storm Doksuri was

centred about 100 kilometres south-southeast
of Hong Kong Observatory (near 21.4 degrees
north 114.4 degrees east) and is forecast to
move west-northwest at about 30 kilometres per hour moving closer to the Pearl River Estuary.

Under the influence of Doksuri, local winds continued to strengthen, reaching gale force

in Hong Kong. On the present forecast track, Dorksuri will be closest to Hong Kong in the
next few hours, passing within 100 km to the south-southwest.

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