Environment & Health Hong Kong

Hong Kong lowers storm signal as Pakhar moves inland

Hong Kong’s Observatory raised the T8 storm signal on Sunday, downgrading it to a T1 signal at 5:45pm as Severe Tropical Storm Pakhar moved inland.

The weather will remain cloudy with some squally showers on Sunday.

As of lunchtime, the Home Affairs Department opened 27 temporary shelters and 429 people sought refuge.

The government received 236 reports of fallen trees.

According to the Hospital Authority, a total of 62 people, including 32 males and 30 females aged between 19 and 89, sought medical treatment at public hospitals during the typhoon period.

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Photo: HKO.

The Airport Authority reported that around 300 flights have been cancelled or delayed, and around 30 diverted.

The Drainage Services Department has received 16 reports of flooding.

The storm comes days after Typhoon Hato – the strongest storm since 2012 – ripped through Hong Kong and Macau.

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Photo; HKO.

Showers are expected on Monday, though the weather will improve over the following days, with conditions brightening by Wednesday.

Hong Kong lowers storm signal as Pakhar moves inland