Possible warning signals to be issued due to the impact on “Lionrock” (Update Time: 2021-10-08 17:40)

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

Update Time: 2021-10-08 17:40

Signals Forecast Period Probability
Typhoon Signal No.3 In effect
Typhoon Signal No.8 Between early morning and morning on 9th Relatively low
"blue" Storm Surge Warning In effect
"yellow" Storm Surge Warning Relatively low

Tropical storm “Lionrock” has a broad circulation, passing through at a distance of about 500 km southwest of Macao between tonight and the early morning of 9th. It will move generally towards the area between Hainan Island and the Leizhou Peninsula. Under the combined influence of “Lionrock” and the northeast monsoon, the weather in Macao will remain unstable in the next two days.

On the early morning of 9th, winds in Macao are expected to further strengthen, occasionally reach wind force level 7-8 with gusts, with frequent heavy showers and thunderstorms. Tropical Cyclone Signal No. 3 will remain in effect. The possibility of issuing higher tropical cyclone signals is relatively low unless it moves closer to Macao.

As it is during the high phase of astronomical tide, under the joint effect of the astronomical high tide and strong winds, flooding is expected in the Inner Harbor, especially at nighttime on 8th and 9th. The maximum flooding level is expected to be below 0.5m.

Meanwhile, the tropical depression to the east of the Philippines 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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