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Bunkering remains suspended as Hong Kong downgrades storm signal from highest hurricane warning

23 Aug 2017 07:11 GMT

Hong Kong's third-highest warning is currently in force.



Bunkering and terminal operations remained suspended on Wednesday in Hong Kong as the city was downgraded to Storm Signal 8 at 2:10 p.m. local time after having been placed under Hurricane Signal 10 - its highest typhoon warning - since 9.10 a.m. on Tuesday. It was the first time since Typhoon Vicente in July 2012 that Hong Kong had issued the highest storm warning.

At 2 p.m., Severe Typhoon Hato was centred about 110 kilometres west of Hong Kong (near 22.2 degrees north 113.1 degrees east) and forecast to move west-northwest at about 25 kilometres per hour, then move into inland Guangdong and weaken gradually.

The current warning level, Storm Signal 8 Southeast Gale, means that winds with mean speeds of 63 kilometres per hour or more are expected from the southeast quarter.

Even though Hato is moving away from Hong Kong gradually, gale force winds are still said to be affecting the southwestern part of Hong Kong, and even reaching storm force over high ground.

Betweeen approximately 1 p.m and 2 p.m., the maximum sustained winds recorded at Sha Chau and Chek Lap Kok were 93 and 66 kilometres per hour with maximum gusts 137 and 116 kilometres per hour respectively.

When local winds further weaken and Hong Kong is no longer affected by gale or storm force winds, Strong Wind Signal 3 is set to be issued. But only when Signal 3 is cancelled will local bunker players be able to resume with their operations.

This week's suspension of port activities is set to result in congestion and delays once bunkering resumes.

Below is a summary of Hong Kong's tropical cyclone warning signals.

Tropical cyclone warning signals

Signal Number 1
Signal Name - Stand-by
Remarks - A tropical cyclone is centred within 800 kilometres of Hong Kong and may later affect the territory, or there are strong winds in Hong Kong waters.

Signal Number 3
Signal Name - Strong winds
Sustained Wind Speed (km/hr, (mph, Beaufort scale)) - 41 - 62 (26-37, Beaufort Force 6-7)
Remarks - Strong winds are expected or blowing generally in Hong Kong near the sea level, and the wind condition is expected to persist.

Signal Number 8 NE
Signal Name - Gale or storm force winds
Sustained Wind Speed (km/hr, (mph, Beaufort scale)) - 63 - 117 (38-73, Beaufort Force 8-11)
Remarks - Gale or storm force winds are expected or blowing generally in Hong Kong near the sea level from the NE quadrant, and the wind condition is expected to persist.

Signal Number 8 NW
Signal Name - Gale or storm force winds
Sustained Wind Speed (km/hr, (mph, Beaufort scale)) - 63 - 117 (38-73, Beaufort Force 8-11)
Remarks - Gale or storm force winds are expected or blowing generally in Hong Kong near the sea level from the NW quadrant, and the wind condition is expected to persist.

Signal Number 8 SE
Signal Name - Gale or storm force winds
Sustained Wind Speed (km/hr, (mph, Beaufort scale)) - 63 - 117 (38-73, Beaufort Force 8-11)
Remarks - Gale or storm force winds are expected or blowing generally in Hong Kong near the sea level from the SE quadrant, and the wind condition is expected to persist.

Signal Number 8 SW
Signal Name - Gale or storm force winds
Sustained Wind Speed (km/hr, (mph, Beaufort scale)) - 63 - 117 (38-73, Beaufort Force 8-11)
Remarks - Gale or storm force winds are expected or blowing generally in Hong Kong near the sea level from the SW quadrant, and the wind condition is expected to persist.

Signal Number 9
Signal Name - Increasing gale or storm force winds
Sustained Wind Speed (km/hr, (mph, Beaufort scale)) - 88 - 117, increasing (55-73, Beaufort Force 10-11)
Remarks - Gale or storm force winds are increasing.

Signal Number 10
Signal Name - Typhoon
Sustained Wind Speed (km/hr, (mph, Beaufort scale)) - >118 (74+, Beaufort Force 12)
Remarks - Hurricane force winds. Eye of typhoon may be passing directly over Hong Kong.






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