Updated at 11.55am: The Hong Kong observatory said the possibility of raising a No.3 strong wind signal during Thursday?s daytime was not high, as Typhoon Cimaron remained stationary. The No.1 standby signal was hoisted on Tuesday afternoon and remained in force on Thursday as the typhoon was edging closer to South China coasts. An observatory spokesman said on Thursday: ?Cimaron remained quasi-stationary this morning. According to the present forecast track, the chance of issuing the strong wind signal No. 3 during the day is not high.? At 11am, the centre of Typhoon Cimaron was estimated to be about 440 kilometres southeast of Hong Kong (near 19.1 degrees north 116.6 degrees east), the spokesman said. ?[The typhoon] is forecast to move slowly and continue to linger in the northern part of the South China Sea,? he said. The spokesman added that combined with the strengthening of a northeast monsoon affecting southern China, the typhoon would bring strong and gusty winds to offshore waters and high ground in Hong Kong. Earlier, Typhoon Cimaron left 19 people dead in the Philippines, mostly from drowning and landslides, injured 58 and damaged more than 5,000 houses in its mountainous north.