Possible warning signals to be issued due to the impact on “Lionrock” (Update Time: 2021-10-08 08:15)


Possible warning signals to be issued due to the impact on "Lionrock"

Update Time: 2021-10-08 08:15

Signals Forecast Period Probability
Typhoon Signal No.3 In effect
Typhoon Signal No.8 Relatively low
"blue" Storm Surge Warning Nighttime on 8th Relatively High
"yellow" Storm Surge Warning Relatively low

The tropical depression in the northern part of South China Sea has intensified into a tropical storm named “Lionrock”. “Lionrock” has a broad circulation and will become more closer to Macao than previously expected, passing through at a distance of about 500 km southwest of Macao between the night of 8th and the early morning of 9th. It will move generally towards the area between Hainan Island and the Leizhou Peninsula in the next few days. Under the combined influence of the “Lionrock” and the northeast monsoon, the weather in Macao will become unstable in the next few days, winds in Macao will intensify with occasional heavy showers. Tropical Cyclone Signal No. 3 will remain in force for a while. As it is during the high phase of astronomical tide, flooding will occur in the inner harbor area in the next few days.

Meanwhile, another low pressure area over the Western Pacific at the east of the Philippines has developed into a tropical depression. It is expected to move towards the Luzon Strait at the beginning of next week. SMG will closely monitor its latest situation, the public is advised to pay attention to the latest weather news.

Remarks: The probabilities of issuing severe weather warning signals for the next one or two days are provided in the table. Public can learn the possibility of being affected by the tropical cyclone over the specific period of time in Macao so that necessary precautions can be well prepared earlier. Please keep notice of our latest information.

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