Tropical cyclone may form over South China Sea this weekend: HKO

A tropical cyclone may form over the central to southern parts of the South China Sea over the weekend, according to the Hong Kong Observatory. (File photo)
A tropical cyclone may form over the central to southern parts of the South China Sea over the weekend, according to the Hong Kong Observatory. (File photo)

A tropical cyclone may form over the central to southern parts of the South China Sea over the weekend, bringing winds and showers to the city, according to the Hong Kong Observatory.

It added that a surge of the northeast monsoon will also reach the coast of Guangdong early next week. 

“The weather is expected to be windy with more showers, and the temperatures will be slightly lower over the coast of southern China next Sunday and Monday,” the observatory said on its website. 

The observatory said the weather is expected to be windy with more showers, and the temperatures will be slightly lower.

But the forecaster said there are uncertainties in the cyclone’s movement and intensity.

Last month, the observatory said we will see about five to eight tropical cyclones coming within 500 kilometers of the city, a number that would be average to above average when compared with previous years. 

The forecaster added that the tropical cyclone season will start around June and end around October.  

Last year, tropical cyclones Lionrock and Kompasu successively hit Hong Kong within four days of each other in October, with the forecaster hoisting the no. 8 typhoon signal for both storms. 

As for the next few days, the observatory said on its website that with an anticyclone aloft strengthening, the weather will be generally fine and remain hot over the coastal areas of southern China.

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