Typhoon Nuri is heading west from the Pacific; currently near the northern tip of Luzon. [Edit, 2pm Thurs 21 Aug: it's moved closer, forecast tracks now put it close to Hong Kong tomorrow, with direct hit possible - if so, would mean Nuri follows much the same track as some of the main typhoons that have hit Hong Kong.]
Edited: Here's video I shot today; not so great for winds - which were considerably stronger afterdark, reaching hurricane force at Waglan Island and Ngong Ping, and storm force )for over three hours) on Cheung Chau. But, shows eye well I think; albeit not a cloudless eye.
Forecast intensity by Joint Typhoon Warning Center has sustained winds to reach 105 knots - which would make it around Category 3 on hurricane (Saffir-Simpson) scale.
[Now almost 6pm on 21 Aug: intensity and forecast intensity far lower; forecast to have around 70 knot sustained winds - so more within Category One]
Indicating differences in forecasts, from JTWC:
THE AVAILABLE NUMERICAL MODEL TRACKERS CONTINUE TO
DIVERGE, WITH NOGAPS IN PARTICULAR PREDICTING AN IMMEDIATE RECURVATURE.
A MAJORITY OF THE OTHER NUMERICAL MODELS SHOW A TRACK FARTHER TO THE
WEST AND ARE IN FAIR AGREEMENT THROUGH TAU 72. THESE MODELS DEPICT
LANDFALL WELL TO THE EAST OF HONG KONG. THE ECMWF AND JGSM MODELS
PRESENT THE FARTHEST WESTWARD TRACK SOLUTIONS, SHOWING A CONTINUOUS
WESTWARD TO NORTHWESTWARD TRACK AND EVENTUAL LANDFALL AROUND TAU 48
JUST TO THE EAST OF HONG KONG. GIVEN THE CURRENT UPPER AIR ANALYSIS,
THE PERSISTENT TREND OF CONTINUOUS RIDGING TO THE NORTH OF THE
TYPHOON, AND THE OBSERVED EVOLUTION OF THE MID-LATITUDE FLOW PATTERN,
THIS FORECAST IS CLOSEST TO THE ECMWF AND JGSM SCENARIO.
Right now here in Hong Kong, the weather is very hot, sunny; barely breath of wind. Air clear yesterday; but now tinged by smog - typical as tropical storm lies to east/southeast of us.