Tropical storm Barijat

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Published Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Tropical storm Barijat is forecast to strike China at about 20:00 GMT on 12 September. Barijat is expected to bring 1-minute maximum sustained winds to the region of around 74 km/h. Wind gusts in the area may be considerably higher.

The Hong Kong Observatory will consider issuing typhoon signal No 3 on Wednesday if Tropical Storm Barijat edges closer to the city and brings strong winds but it also warned Hongkongers to brace themselves for Super Typhoon Mangkhut over the weekend.

At 8pm on Tuesday, Tropical Storm Barijat was about 390km east-southeast of the city and estimated to move west at about 14km/h. Earlier in the day at 10.40am, the weather agency issued the No 1 signal as Barijat headed towards the western coast of Guangdong province.
Source: DORRIS