The Observatory lowered Hurricane Signal No. 10 to Signal No. 8 at 2:10 p.m. on Wednesday as Severe Typhoon Hato gradually moves away from the territory.
As local winds continue to weaken, the Observatory will also consider issuing the Strong Wind Signal No. 3 before dusk.
The No. 8 signal means winds are expected to blow 63 kilometers per hour or more from the southeast quarter.
At 2 p.m., Hato was centered about 110 kilometers west of Hong Kong, and is projected to move west-northwest at about 25 kilometers per hour, hitting inland Guangdong and weakening gradually.
As Hato is moving away from Hong Kong, local winds are subsiding. But the Observatory reminds the public that gales are expected to persist for some time.
Citizens are advised to stay indoors until winds moderate and it is safe to go out.
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