Members of the public are advised to pay attention to the changing typhoon warnings and stay indoors where possible. Photo: Felix Wong
Members of the public are advised to pay attention to the changing typhoon warnings and stay indoors where possible. Photo: Felix Wong

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Typhoon Kompasu: why is it so hard to predict and what can Hongkongers do to stay safe when typhoons hit?

  • Hong Kong Observatory uses signal numbers 1, 3, 8, 9 and 10 to indicate strength of the typhoon, based on wind speeds in measuring stations across city
  • Observatory’s work complicated by northeast monsoon winds and climate change, both of which make predicting course and intensity of coming typhoon difficult

Topic |   Extreme weather
Members of the public are advised to pay attention to the changing typhoon warnings and stay indoors where possible. Photo: Felix Wong
Members of the public are advised to pay attention to the changing typhoon warnings and stay indoors where possible. Photo: Felix Wong
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