Standby Signal No. 1 hoisted as Typhoon Rai approaches Link copied
City warned to brace for frequent rain and winds gusting up to Force 6 today and tomorrow.
Standby Signal No. 1 was hoisted at 1 am today, and the Macao Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau said that it “will remain in effect this morning” and that “winds will strengthen locally.”
It also said that the probability of Typhoon Signal No. 3 being hoisted is “medium to relatively high” this afternoon or evening. However, it also said that the probability of Signal No. 8 being hoisted tomorrow morning is “relatively low.”
At 1 am Typhoon Rai was located about 780 kilometres south-southwest of Macao and gradually approaching the city.
The bureau said last night that Rai was expected to gradually turn northward. The Signal No. 1 was hoisted when Rai had entered Macao’s 800 km standby warning zone.
Though Rai is expected to weaken, the observatory said, its track “is closer to Macao than expected”, and its rain and cloud bands will affect Macao today and tomorrow, with frequent rain persisting for a period of time and winds gusting up to Force 6 occasionally.