Macau | Typhoon Signal No.3 effective until 10:00 pm, Signal No.8 unlikely

The Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau indicated that the chances of hoisting Typhoon Signal No.8 this Wednesday night is 'moderate to relatively low', with Signal No.3 to remain in effect until 10:00 pm of today

Macau (MNA) – The Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) indicated that the chances of hoisting Typhoon Signal No.8 this Wednesday night is ‘moderate to relatively low’.

Meanwhile Signal No.3 – raised at 1:00 pm this Wednesday – is still in effect and will remain so until 10:00 pm today.

Currently Typhoon Barijat is located about 150 kilometres south-southeast of Macau and moving toward the Leizhou peninsula.

The SMG predicted that the local winds will strengthen, with winds over the connecting bridges  expected to be strong and gusty, with drivers advised to pay attention to traffic safety.

Motorcyclists should travel between Macau Peninsula and Taipa Island through motorcycle lanes on Sai Van Bridge.

Blue storm surge warning is still in force, with the SMG having predicted a rise in water levels of below 0.5 metres in the Inner Harbour area at 8:00 pm, with flooding period to last until the morning of (Thursday) September 13.

Meanwhile super Typhoon Mangkhut is located in the Northwest Pacific and will continue to move westwards.

The SMG indicated that it will affect the coast of Guangdong significantly at the weekend and pose a serious threat to the Pearl River Delta.

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