Typhoon signals cancelled: Hato as it happened in Hong Kong
Storm batters city, causing damage and floods on Wednesday afternoon, before hitting neighbouring Guangdong province
The Observatory cancelled its tropical cyclone signals at 8.40pm on Wednesday, after downgrading the alerts gradually throughout the afternoon. The No 10 signal, which was first raised at 9.10am, remained in place until just after 2pm. Flights, ferries and buses had been cancelled, schools closed and the opening of the stock market delayed, as Typhoon Hato made itself felt over Hong Kong.