The Hong Kong Observatory has issued a tropical cyclone warning signal No.8 as Typhoon Nangka moves south-southwest of Hong Kong. The storm hit Hong Kong earlier today.
The weather warning is expected to be in place for the whole day.
ACA Hong Kong has closed its office and will remain closed for the rest of the day. Our Hong Team has also reported that operations around terminals may be impacted by the typhoon.
Schools have closed and transport dervices have been affected.
The Observatory said:
“At 1 p.m., Tropical Storm Nangka was centred about 510 kilometres southwest of Hong Kong (near 18.5 degrees north 111.4 degrees east) and is forecast to move west or west-northwest at about 22 kilometres per hour towards the vicinity of Hainan Island and intensify gradually.
Under the combined effect of Nangka and the northeast monsoon, there will be high winds, heavy rain and thunderstorms over the south China coast on Tuesday and Wednesday.”
The storm may also impact operations in Shenzhen terminals, resulting in delays to schedules.