Reply To: Typhoon to mark start of October 2006?


The system’s now a tropical depression, and has a name: Xangsane (and rather quickly upgraded by HK Obs to tropical storm)

Latest from ECMWF has it passing well south of Hong Kong, and looking set to slam Vietnam by around 3 Oct (their free forecasts only available, just now, to 2 Oct – evening for us).
– so may not ruin the weekend/holiday, but early days yet
(and a forecast track I saw late yesterday, via weather underground, had it coming v close, landing not far west of Macau)

HK Observatory looks to be anticipating some impacts: 7-day forecast has “cloudy with scattered showers” for Sunday and Monday, with force 5 easterly or northeasterly winds.
– bulletin updated at 11.32am now has winds to force 6 offshore and on high ground (such as a certain cable car route…) for Sunday and Monday.

Post edited by: Martin, at: 2006/09/26 11:54