HKO: No. 8 Gale or Storm Signal to remain in force before 4 pm
Chaba is currently closest to Hong Kong, skirting about 300 kilometres to the southwest of the territory, Hong Kong Observatory said today (July 2). According to its current track, Chaba will make landfall near Zhanjiang this afternoon to this evening.
Gale force winds are still affecting many places in the territory, while winds occasionally reach storm force offshore and on high ground. Gales associated with Chaba will continue to affect the vicinity of the Pearl River Estuary in the early afternoon. The No. 8 Gale or Storm Signal will remain in force before 4 p.m.
The rainbands associated with Chaba will continue to bring occasional heavy showers and violent gusts to the vicinity of the Pearl River Estuary.
In the past hour, the maximum sustained winds recorded at Ngong Ping, Cheung Chau and Tap Mun were 98, 82 and 70 kilometres per hour with maximum gusts 136, 98 and 82 kilometres per hour respectively.