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Bulletin updated at 03:30 HKT
26/Jul/2017

South China Coastal Waters

Warnings:
Strong winds in Nan'ao, Shanwei, south of Hong Kong and Shangchuan Dao.

Weather Situation:

Tropical Storm Sonca has weakened into a tropical depression. At 3 a.m., Sonca with maximum sustained winds of about 55 kilometres per hour near its centre was located at 16.9 degrees north, 105.2 degrees east. It is forecast to move west at about 15 kilometres per hour across the inland areas of Indo-China and dissipate gradually.

Area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Hong Kong Adjacent Waters:
East force 4 to 5.
Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Moderate seas.

Nan'ao:
East to southeast force 4 to 5, occasionally force 6.
Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Moderate to rough seas.

Shanwei:
East to southeast force 4 to 5, occasionally force 6.
Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Moderate to rough seas.

South of Hong Kong:
East to southeast force 4 to 5, occasionally force 6.
Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Moderate to rough seas.

Shangchuan Dao:
East to southeast force 4 to 5, occasionally force 6.
Scattered squally showers and thunderstorms.
Moderate to rough seas.

Outlook for the next 48 hours
Easterly winds of force 4 to 5, occasionally force 6 . Scattered squally showers and thunderstorms.

Latest reports from south china coastal weather stations:

Waglan Island
Wind east-southeast force 1
Visibility 44 kilometres

Shantou
Wind south force 1
Visibility 30 kilometres

Dongsha
Wind south-southeast force 3
Visibility 10 kilometres

Huangmaozhou
Wind east-northeast force 2

Macau
Wind south-southeast force 1
Visibility 26 kilometres

Xisha
Wind south-southwest force 1
Visibility 30 kilometres

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