lundi 23 juillet 2012

Typhoon 9 !!

Je n'avais jamais encore vu ce signal :

Eh oui, cette nuit, nous depassons donc le fameux typhon 8.
D'ailleurs, on entend le vent rugir comme jamais. Et je pense que le bric-a-brac de la terrasse des voisins doit valdinguer dans tous les sens, a en juger par les bruits mysterieux que j'entends... Nous verrons demain matin l'etendue des degats...

Explications et recommendations de l'observatoire de HK

Increasing Gale or Storm Signal, No. 9

Tropical Cyclone Bulletin

Here is the latest Tropical Cyclone Bulletin issued by the
Hong Kong Observatory.

The Increasing Gale or Storm Signal, No. 9, is in force.

This means that winds are expected to increase significantly
as Vicente moves closer to Hong Kong.

Typhoon Vicente has intensified into a severe typhoon.

At 11 p.m., Vicente was centred about 130 kilometres
south-southwest of Hong Kong (near 21.2 degrees north 113.9
degrees east) and is forecast to move northwest or
west-northwest at about 20 kilometres per hour in the
general direction of the region to the west of the Pearl
River Estuary.

In the past few hours, Vicente intensified rapidly into a
severe typhoon and moved in a more northerly direction,
edging closer to Hong Kong.  Parts of the territory is
already affected by storm force winds.  According to the
latest forecast track, Vicente is expected to skirt within
100 kilometres to the southwest of Hong Kong, towards the
region to the west of the Pearl River Estuary.  As the
direction of local winds will turn to east to southeast,
places previously sheltered from the winds will become
exposed.  Members of the public should be on the alert. Do
not go outside.

In the past hour, the maximum sustained winds recorded at
Ngong Ping, Tate's Cairn and Waglan Island were 147, 116 and
112 kilometres per hour respectively.

A high water level of about 3.0 metres above chart datum is
expected at Quarry Bay between midnight and 3 a.m. The high
water level may cause flooding in low-lying areas.

(Precautionary Announcements)

1. Do not go outside. If you are reasonably protected, stay
where you are and keep well away from all windows. Close all
interior doors and make sure children are confined to the
least exposed part of your home. On no account should you
touch electric cables that have been blown loose.

2. Stay away from exposed windows and doors because glass,
already under strain from wind pressure, will shatter if a
flying object should hit it. Make sure you have a safe place
to shelter, should windows be broken. You should only fix
broken windows and doors when there is no danger in doing

3. Since seas are very high to phenomenal and the current is
strong with changing direction, you are advised to stay away
from the shoreline and not to engage in water sports.

4. Flights at Hong Kong International Airport may be
affected by the weather. Please contact your airline for the
latest flight information before departing for the airport.

Dispatched by Hong Kong Observatory at 23:25 HKT on 23.07.2012
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