Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Onvoorstelbaar. Er is een T10 afgeroepen....Het Hurricane Signal!
Er liggen badhanddoeken voor de balkondeuren. Het water loopt op geen enkele manier meer weg. De typhoon komt nog dichterbij dan dat ze dachten, binnen een straal van 100 km, en manlief ligt heerlijk te ronken in z'n bedje...

Bulletin issued at 00:50 HKT 24/Jul/2012

Tropical Cyclone Bulletin

Here is the latest Tropical Cyclone Bulletin issued by the Hong Kong Observatory.

The Hurricane Signal, No. 10, is in force.

This means that winds with mean speeds of 118 kilometres per hour or more are expected.

At 1 a.m., Severe Typhoon Vicente was centred about 100 kilometres southwest of Hong Kong Observatory (near 21.6 degrees north 113.6 degrees east) and is forecast to move to northwest at first at about 20 kilometres per hour towards the region to the west of the Pearl River Estuary. Vicente will move west-northwestwards later.

Vicente is expected to be closest to Hong Kong in the next few hours, passing within 100 km of the Hong Kong Observatory. The eyewall of Vicente will come near to the southwesten part of Hong Kong, bringing hurricane force winds to those areas. You are advised to remain where you are if protected and be prepared for destructive winds. Listen to broadcast of tropical cyclone warnings.

In the past hour, the maximum sustained winds recorded at Cheung Chau Beach, Tate's Cairn and Waglan Island were 127, 117 and 108 kilometres per hour respectively.

A high water level of about 3.0 metres above chart datum is expected at Quarry Bay between midnight and 3 a.m. The high water level may cause flooding in low-lying areas.

(Precautionary Announcements)

1. Do not go outside. If you are reasonably protected, stay where you are and keep well away from all windows. Close all interior doors and make sure children are confined to the least exposed part of your home. On no account should you touch electric cables that have been blown loose.

2. Stay away from exposed windows and doors because glass, already under strain from wind pressure, will shatter if a flying object should hit it. Make sure you have a safe place to shelter, should windows be broken. You should only fix broken windows and doors when there is no danger in doing so.

3. Since seas are very high to phenomenal and the current is strong with changing direction, you are advised to stay away from the shoreline and not to engage in water sports.

4. Flights at Hong Kong International Airport may be affected by the weather. Please contact your airline for the latest flight information before departing for the airport.

1 comment:

Mickey said...

hosen dus, leegscheppen? Wel spannend hoor. Hoop dat je huisje en alles erin en erop zicht goed houden. Dikke kus, denk aan je!!


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