Date
11 December 2017
Hong Kong and Macau could face another tropical storm in the coming days, after Typhoon Hato battered the region on Wednesday. Photo: Xinhua
Hong Kong and Macau could face another tropical storm in the coming days, after Typhoon Hato battered the region on Wednesday. Photo: Xinhua

Another tropical storm brewing at sea

Hong Kong and Macau could face another tropical storm in the coming days, though it is expected to be much milder in intensity compared to Typhoon Hato that battered the region on Wednesday. 

A low pressure area near the Philippines is likely to develop into a tropical cyclone and enter the 800-kilometre radius of Hong Kong as soon as this weekend, according to meteorological authorities.

The new storm, named Pakhar, was located more than 1300 kilometers southeast of Hong Kong as of Friday morning. 

It could enter the 400-kilometer radius of Hong Kong on Sunday, according to the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO).

There is a good chance that Hong Kong, Macau and southern China may come under its path.

The HKO’s nine-day weather forecast suggests that on Sunday, we could see Level Six strong winds, but the cyclone is not expected to create as much destruction as Hato. 

Tropical Storm Pakhar could feature wind speeds of 85 km/hour, less than half of that seen during Hato.

Macau authorities have yet to issue any forecasts or warnings for new tropical cyclones as of Thursday night.

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