All typhoon signals canceled on Wednesday evening after tropical storm Mulan makes landfall

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All typhoon warnings have been canceled after tropical storm Mulan made landfall in China earlier in the day, announced Hong Kong’s meteorological agency on Wednesday evening. 

This comes after the strong wind signal, No. 3 was hoisted for close to 31 hours, while the lower standby signal, No. 1 was issued for around eight hours before that. 

The Hong Kong Observatory said on its website that all signals were canceled at 6:20pm. 

But it advised members of the public to stay away from the shoreline and not to engage in watersports as the “outer rainbands associated with Mulan will still bring occasional showers and squalls to Hong Kong”.

“There will be swells,” it added. 

The forecaster said on Wednesday morning that the storm made landfall over Xuwen county in Zhanjiang city in Guangdong province and was starting to depart from Hong Kong.

Earlier in the morning, the Education Bureau announced that classes in kindergartens, schools for children with physical disability and schools for children with intellectual disability were suspended for the day.

The observatory said that Mulan will move across the vicinity of Beibu Gulf today (Aug. 10) and tomorrow. 

“It will enter into the inland areas of Vietnam and weaken gradually, but its outer rainbands will still bring squally showers and thunderstorms to the northern part of the South China Sea and the coast of Guangdong. There will be swells,” it said. 

The forecaster added that a broad trough of low pressure will continue to bring showers to the northern part of the South China Sea in the latter part of this week. 

An anticyclone aloft is expected to strengthen slightly early next week and the weather will improve over southeastern China, it said.

An upper-air disturbance will bring showers to the coast of southern China again midweek next week, it added.

Weather forecast for the next nine days. Photo: Screengrab of the Hong Kong Observatory’s website

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