Hong Kong to issue T1 alert on Wednesday night as Typhoon Koinu nears
Observatory warns of very hot weather in coming days, with potential thunderstormsForecaster says impact of storm on city depends on its strength upon landfall and distance from Pearl River DeltaHong Kong weatherEzra CheungPublished: 1:33pm, 3 Oct, 2023Why you can trust SCMP
The Hong Kong Observatory will issue the No 1 warning signal on Wednesday night, with Typhoon Koinu nearing the eastern coast of Guangdong.
The weather forecaster on Tuesday said the storm’s impact on Hong Kong would still depend on its strength after making landfall and its distance from the Pearl River Delta.
“Koinu is expected to edge closer to the eastern coast of Guangdong. It may then move westwards along the coast of Guangdong and its adjacent waters, and weaken gradually under the influence of the northeast monsoon,” the Observatory said in its noon forecast.
“If Koinu weakens slowly and comes closer to the vicinity of the Pearl River Estuary, it will be rather windy with squally showers over the region on Friday and over the weekend.”