Hong Kong Observatory considering raising Typhoon Signal No. 1

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Hong Kong Observatory considering raising Typhoon Signal No. 1

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. The tropical depression in the South China Sea is expected to move towards western Guangdong in the next couple of days, and is expected to move towards western Guangdong on Wednesday night.

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

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

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

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