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  • HK issues typhoon warning as storm Lionrock approaches Hainan

    The Hong Kong Observatory issued typhoon warning signal No 3 on Friday (Oct 8) morning as tropical storm Lionrock moved toward the vicinity of Hainan Island.

    The signal, issued at 4:40am, means that winds with mean speeds of 41 to 62 kilometers per hour were expected in Hong Kong.

    "Under the combined effect of Lionrock and the northeast monsoon, winds are generally strong over the coast of southern China with occasional gales offshore and on high ground," the observatory said in its weather bulletin issued at 12:45pm.

    The typhoon signal No 3 is expected to remain in force today and overnight tonight, the HKO said.

    At 1pm, Lionrock was estimated to be about 610 km southwest of Hong Kong and is forecast to move north at about 10 kilometers per hour towards the vicinity of Hainan Island.

    The heavy rain associated with Lionrock brought heavy showers and squalls to the territory, prompting the observatory to once issue the highest black rainstorm warning at 11:45pm on Thursday. The signal was lower to red about an hour later.:
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    • Tropical Storm Kompasu to bring rain to east Taiwan after weekend

      After Tropical Storm Kompasu forms Friday (Oct. 8) evening, it will move into the Bashi Channel separating Taiwan from the Philippines, bringing rain to the eastern part of the country following the weekend, according to forecasters.

      Another tropical storm, Lionrock, has formed near the Chinese island of Hainan and will move off into Vietnam, staying far away from Taiwan, the Central Weather Bureau said.

      Tropical Depression No. 21 was expected to turn into Kompasu, the 18th tropical storm of the season, later Friday east of the Philippines. Over the following days, it would move on a westerly course, arriving in the Bashi Channel just south of Taiwan early next Tuesday (Oct. 12), according to forecasters.

      Even though the storm was unlikely to hit Taiwan directly, it could bring rain to the Hengchun Peninsula in Pingtung County, to the entire east coast, and to north Taiwan beginning Monday (Oct. 11), the final day of the three-day Double Ten holiday. The rainy weather was likely to expand to the whole country on Tuesday (Oct. 12) and last until at least Wednesday (Oct. 13) as the storm moves away in the direction of Vietnam.:

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      • All provinces in Thailand told to brace for tropical storm “Lion Rock”

        The Thai Ministry of Interior has ordered all provincial governors to be prepared for heavy rain from tropical storm “Lion Rock”, which is forecast to make landfall in northern Vietnam tomorrow or Monday.

        According to the Thai Meteorological Department, “Lion Rock”, packing winds measured at 65kph at its centre, is moving in a north-westerly direction this morning (Saturday) into the Tonkin Bay, from Hainan Island, and is expected weaken to an atmospheric depression.

        This will cause more rain to fall in the north-eastern region of Thailand.

        Meanwhile, the south-westerly monsoon is gaining strength in southern Thailand, the Andaman Sea and the upper part of the Gulf of Thailand and this will bring isolated heavy rain to southern Thailand, according to the Weatherman.

        Small vessels have been advised not to venture out to sea due to the rough conditions, with waves 2-3 meters high in the Andaman Sea, 1-2 meters high in the Gulf and higher waves in areas hit by storms.

        Provincial governors have been instructed to form rapid mobile units to cope with any disasters caused by the storm.

        The governors were also told to order the evacuation of people to safe areas if the situation becomes serious. Sea travel during the storm will be banned.

        The governors can also seek help from the military if the situation warrants their assistance.:
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          • Tropical Storm Maring completes merger with Nando's remnants

            Tropical Storm Maring (Kompasu) finished merging with the remnants of Tropical Depression Nando late Sunday morning, October 10, and shifted north northwest over the Philippine Sea.

            The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Maring was already 730 kilometers east of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.

            The tropical storm accelerated, moving at 30 kilometers per hour from the previous 10 km/h.

            It maintained its strength, with maximum sustained winds of 85 km/h and gustiness of up to 105 km/h.

            But PAGASA said Maring may intensify into a severe tropical storm within 24 hours. (READ: FAST FACTS: Tropical cyclones, rainfall advisories)

            The list of areas under Signal No. 1 was further expanded as of 11 am on Sunday. Strong winds are expected in these provinces:

            Cagayan including Babuyan Islands
            Mountain Province
            northern part of Benguet (Buguias, Bakun, Kibungan, Mankayan)
            Ilocos Norte
            Ilocos Sur
            Eastern Samar
            eastern part of Northern Samar (San Roque, Pambujan, Las Navas, Catubig, Laoang, Mapanas, Lapinig, Gamay, Palapag, Mondragon, Silvino Lobos)
            eastern part of Samar (Matuguinao, San Jose de Buan, Hinabangan, Paranas)
            Dinagat Islands
            Surigao del Norte:

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            • Tropical Cyclone Kompasu causes deaths, landslides, flooding in Philippines

              At least nine people were killed and 11 others were missing after heavy rain across the Philippines flooded villages and triggered landslides, authorities said on Tuesday.

              Severe Tropical Storm Kompasu drenched swathes of the most populous island of Luzon on Monday as it swept across the archipelago nation towards the South China Sea. Nearly 1,600 people were evacuated.

              Four people were killed in landslides in the landlocked mountainous province of Benguet, and one person drowned in the coastal province of Cagayan, the national disaster agency said.

              Seven people were missing on Luzon island.

              “Eleven municipalities were flooded but it subsided this morning,” said Cagayan provincial information officer Rogelio Sending.

              Major highways and bridges were flooded, he said, but the water was retreating on Tuesday.

              The storm intensified the southwest monsoon, sparking a flash flood in a village in the western island province of Palawan, leaving four people dead and the same number missing.

              “Around seven to eight barangays [villages] are still flooded … due to clogged drainage or lack of drainage,” said Earl Timbancaya, a disaster officer in the city of Puerto Princesa on Palawan. “But it’s subsiding now.”

              Kompasu was packing maximum sustained winds of 100km/h and gusts of up to 125km/h as it moved away from the northern Philippines, the weather bureau said.

              Kompasu was expected to exit the Philippines on Tuesday and was headed to Hainan, China, the bureau said.

              “Within the next 36 hours, the storm is forecast to gradually intensify but is becoming less likely to reach typhoon category prior to making landfall over Hainan Island,” it said.

              Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement that rescuers were being despatched to affected areas.

              “Rescue personnel and teams from the local government units are on the scene as we assure all requests for rescue and assistance are being acted upon by all relevant agencies,” he said.

              “Support from the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Philippine Coast Guard, the Philippine National Police and the Bureau of Fire Protection are likewise mobilized and deployed,” he added.

              Hong Kong is expected to raise its typhoon signal No 8 between on Tuesday afternoon, and all school classes have been cancelled.

              The Philippines is hit by an average of 20 storms and typhoons every year, which typically wipe out harvests, homes and infrastructure in already impoverished areas.

              Because a warmer atmosphere holds more water, climate change increases the risk and intensity of flooding from extreme rainfall.

              The strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines was Typhoon Haiyan, which killed more than 6,300 people and displaced more than 4 million in November 2013.:

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