Environment & Health Hong Kong

Hong Kong storm signal downgraded as Typhoon Khanun weakens

The Observatory downgraded the tropical cyclone signal to no. 1 at 10:40pm on Sunday, as winds from Typhoon Khanun weakened.

“With Khanun continuing to depart from Hong Kong and weaken gradually, winds over Hong Kong will subside further. Occasional strong winds are still affecting the southwestern part of Hong Kong. Public should remain on the alert,” the Observatory said.

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A couple uses an umbrella to shield themselves from the rain in Hong Kong on October 15, 2017 as Typhoon Khanun moves across the northern part of the South China sea. Photo: Dale de la Rey/AFP.

As of 5pm:

  • 21 temporary shelters have been opened by the government. 183 people have sought refuge.
  • 71 reports of fallen trees have been received.
  • A total of 11 people have sought medical treatment at public hospitals during the typhoon period, as of 12:30pm.
  • 402 flights have been delayed; 67 have been cancelled.
  • No reports of flooding or landslides have been made.

Kwai Tsing District Carnival and the Central Rat Race were cancelled on Sunday, and all day schools were suspended.

Travellers with flights booked are advised to check arrangements with their airlines.

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Photo: HKO.

Wind and occasional heavy showers are predicted for Monday, though the weather will settle towards the middle of the week.

Hong Kong storm signal downgraded as Typhoon Khanun weakens