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Well a typhoon to be exact. We are at Typhoon warning number 3 at 10pm. If it’s typhoon number 8 when we wake up, then no work for us! Yipppeeee!

So a little about the typhoon system.

This symbol pops up on Tv channels. It’s put up in our apartment lobby and shopping malls.
“This is a stand-by signal, indicating that a tropical cyclone is centred within about 800 km of Hong Kong and may affect the territory.” http://www.hko.gov.hk

The one we are at now. I’m looking out my window and not a tree is stirring and not a raindrop is falling.
“Strong wind is expected or blowing generally in Hong Kong near sea level, with a sustained speed of 41-62 km/h (kilometres per hour), and gusts which may exceed 110 km/h, and the wind condition is expected to persist. Winds are normally expected to become generally stronger in Hong Kong within 12 hours after the issue of this signal. Winds over offshore waters and on high ground may reach gale force.” http://www.hko.gov.hk

This is the one we want tomorrow morning! We have been through one already with a typhoon that passed by. We went out during it to a nice blustery breeze and empty streets. It was great. This typhoon that’s coming looks like it’s coming nearer though but it may not be as strong
“Gale or storm force wind is expected or blowing generally in Hong Kong near sea level, with a sustained wind speed of 63-117 km/h from the quarter indicated and gusts which may exceed 180 km/h, and the wind condition is expected to persist.” http://www.hko.gov.hk

Here’s a tracking thingy. So it looks like it may hit us a bit too late for school cancellation. I am extremely saddened. But it will have passed by in time, I hope, for my footy match to go ahead.

See you on the other side.

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