- CNTV English - CCTV News

HK Observatory issues warning signal as Typhoon Megi approaches

10-21-2010 10:14 BJT

HONG KONG, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- Hong Kong Observatory issued the Standby Signal No.1 Wednesday afternoon as severe typhoon Megi approached the city.

Hong Kong Observatory, issuing the signal at 4:35 p.m., said in a bulletin that Megi was estimated to be about 570 kilometers south-southeast of Hong Kong at 5 p.m., forecast to move north or north-northwest slowly across the northern part of the South China Sea and gradually edge closer to the south China coast.

No.1 signal, the moderatest level in the warning signal system, indicates that a tropical cyclone is centered within 800 km of Hong Kong and may affect the territory.

Hong Kong Observatory warned people planning an outing to be aware of the possible coming of strong winds over offshore waters.

According to the present forecast track, the chance of the Strong Wind Signal No. 3 overnight tonight was not high, said Hong Kong Observatory.

Under the combined effect of the northeast monsoon and Megi, winds generally over Hong Kong were expected to strengthen gradually in the next couple of days.

Megi, which is set to be the 13th and possibly the strongest typhoon to hit China this year, is expected to make landfall in Hainan or Guangdong province around Saturday.

China's southern provinces like Hainan, Guangdong, and Fujian are gearing up for heavy rains and strong winds.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program