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Bulletin issued at 12:30 HKT 21/Jul/2018

Weather information for south China coastal waters issued by the Hong Kong Observatory at 12:30 p.m. on 21 July 2018

Weather Situation:
The area of low pressure to the west of Luzon has intensified into a tropical depression. At noon, the tropical depression with maximum sustained winds of about 45 kilometres per hour near its centre was located near 18.2 degrees north, 119.4 degrees east. It is forecast to move east-northeast at about 20 kilometres per hour across the Luzon strait. Meanwhile, Severe Tropical Storm Ampil with maximum sustained winds of about 90 kilometres per hour near its centre was located near 27.7 degrees north, 127.1 degrees east. It is forecast to move northwest at about 30 kilometres per hour across the East China Sea.

Area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Hong Kong Adjacent Waters:
East to northeast force 3 to 4, becoming west to southwest force 3 to 4.
Isolated showers.
Slight to moderate seas.

Nan'ao and Shanwei:
East to northeast force 4 to 5, becoming west to northwest force 4 to 5.
Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Moderate seas.

South of Hong Kong and Shangchuan Dao:
East to northeast force 4, becoming west to southwest force 4.
Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Moderate seas.

Outlook for the next 48 hours
South to southwesterly winds of force 5 to 6, occasionally force 7. Scattered squally showers and thunderstorms.

Latest reports from south China coastal weather stations
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Waglan Island Wind east force 1
  Visibility 43 Kilometres

Shantou Wind west-northwest force 2
  Visibility 30 Kilometres

Dongsha Wind north force 3
  Visibility 10 Kilometres

Huangmaozhou Wind north force 1

Macau Wind north force 2
  Visibility 21 Kilometres

Xisha Wind southwest force 2
  Visibility 21 Kilometres