People have been urged to watch for weather alerts as Typhoon Cimaron edges closer to Hong Kong. The Observatory said the typhoon, combined with a gradual strengthening of a northeast monsoon affecting southern China, would bring some strong winds to offshore waters and high ground. Senior scientific officer Sandy Song said: 'We cannot comment at this stage on the chance of raising signal No 3, because Cimaron is moving too slowly, like a braking car ... implying there are uncertainties in its movement.' Today's weather is expected to be cloudy with sunny periods, with a low chance of heavy rain as the typhoon's outer rainband will not a big impact on Hong Kong, she said. The standby signal No1 was hoisted at 2.20pm yesterday. At midnight, the centre of Cimaron was about 520km south-southeast of Hong Kong and moving very slowly across the northern part of the South China Sea.