The Hong Kong Observatory issued the No. 3 strong wind signal on Monday as Typhoon Nida heads toward southern China.
At noon, Nida was estimated to be about 450 kilometers east-southeast of Hong Kong and moving at about 25 kilometers per hour, edging closer to the coast of Guangdong.
The No. 3 signal means the city could see winds with mean speeds of 41 to 62 kilometers per hour.
While winds in the early afternoon will not be too strong, they could begin to strengthen significantly in the evening, the Observatory said.
It said it may consider raising the No. 8 gale or storm signal after 6 pm.
If the storm surge brought about by Nida coincides with a high tide on Tuesday morning, the threat of flooding will increase.
The Observatory advised members of the public to take precautionary measures as soon as possible.
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