Signal 8 to be lowered at 5:30pm

The current tropical cyclone Signal 8 will be lowered to Signal 3 at 5:30pm, the Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) has announced.

Local winds are expected to weaken after Typhoon Kompasu made landfall over Hainan Island at 4:00pm.

Signal 8 was initially hoisted at 10:30pm yesterday (Wednesday). Blue storm surge warning is still in force.