Signal 8 to be hoisted between 8:00pm-11:00pm

The Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) plans to raise the current typhoon Signal 3 for a Signal 8 between 8:00pm and 11:00pm today (Tuesday) as tropical storm Kompasu gets closer to Macau.

According to authorities, the wind is expected to intensify in the coming hours, with Kompasu currently at about 510 km southeast of Macau, moving towards the island of Hainan.

As the winds over the bridges are expected to be strong and gusty, drivers are advised to pay attention to traffic safety. Motorcyclists should travel between the Macau Peninsula and Taipa Island through motorcycle lane on Sai Van Bridge.

Meanwhile, the Hong Kong Observatory has hoisted the T8 signal warning at 5:20pm today.