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Bulletin updated at 05:30 HKT
25/Jul/2017

South China Coastal Waters

Warnings:
Strong winds in all areas.

Weather Situation:

At 5 a.m., Tropical Storm Sonca with maximum sustained winds of about 65 kilometres per hour near its centre was located at 17.3 degrees north, 109.3 degrees east, it is forecast to move west-northwest at about 16 kilometres per hour across the seas south of Hainan Island towards Vietnam.

Area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Hong Kong Adjacent Waters:
East to southeast force 4 to 5, occasionally force 6.
Isolated squally showers and thunderstorms.
Moderate to rough seas.

Nan'ao:
Southeast force 4 to 5, occasionally force 6.
Isolated squally showers and thunderstorms.
Moderate to rough seas.

Shanwei:
Southeast force 4 to 5, occasionally force 6.
Isolated squally showers and thunderstorms.
Moderate to rough seas.

South of Hong Kong:
Southeast force 4 to 5, occasionally force 6.
Isolated squally showers and thunderstorms.
Moderate to rough seas.

Shangchuan Dao:
Southeast force 5 to 6.
Scattered squally showers and thunderstorms.
Moderate to rough seas.

Outlook for the next 48 hours
East to southeasterly winds of force 5 to 6. Scattered squally showers and thunderstorms.

Latest reports from south china coastal weather stations:

Waglan Island
Wind east force 4
Visibility 27 kilometres

Shantou
Wind south-southwest force 1
Visibility 30 kilometres

Dongsha
Wind southeast force 2
Visibility 10 kilometres

Huangmaozhou
Wind east force 4

Macau
Wind east force 2
Visibility 50 kilometres or above

Xisha
Wind east-southeast force 2
Visibility 30 kilometres

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