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Observatory issues typhoon signal No.1 as Mangkhut comes close

The Hong Kong Observatory issued a No. 1 Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal at 10:20pm on Friday as typhoon Mangkhut is close to Hong Kong.

This means that a tropical cyclone will come within 800 kilometers of Hong Kong and may affect the public.

The Observatory said people should consider the changes in weather when planning activities and beware that strong winds may occur over offshore waters.

“The chance of issuing a Typhoon Signal No. 8 on Sunday is very high as Mangkhut will be close to Hong Kong,” Cheng Cho-ming, the assistant director of the Hong Kong Observatory, told a media briefing earlier on the same day.

This would be two notches down from a maximum No. 10.

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