A father and his son wearing ponchos walk in the rain at Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, Oct 8, 2021 amid a black rainstorm warning. (EDMOND TANG / CHINA DAILY)
HONG KONG - The Hong Kong Observatory lowered the typhoon signal to No. 1 early on Sunday afternoon as tropical storm Lionrock moved further away from the city.
The HKO downgraded the storm signal from No. 3 to No. 1 at 12:40 pm while warning that seas will remain rough.
At 9 am, Lionrock was estimated to be about 650 kilometers west-southwest of Hong Kong and is forecast to move west or west-northwest at about 15 kilometers per hour across Beibu Wan towards the northern part of Vietnam
“Lionrock is gradually moving away from Hong Kong and local winds are moderating significantly. When Lionrock no longer poses a threat to Hong Kong, the Observatory will cancel all the tropical cyclone warning signals,” the HKO said in a weather bulletin at 12:45 pm.
At 1 pm, tropical storm Lionrock was estimated to be about 730 kilometers west-southwest of Hong Kong and is forecast to move west or west-southwest at about 15 kilometres per hour across Beibu Wan towards the northern part of Vietnam, the HKO said.
“Seas remain rough with swells. Members of the public should stay away from the shoreline, and not to engage in water sports,” it added.
According to the Hospital Authority,13 people have sought medical treatment at public hospitals as of 10 pm Saturday due to typhoon-related injuries.
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