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Hong Kong tropical cyclone warning signals

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The Hong Kong tropical cyclone warning signals, or informally typhoon signals (literally, "wind balls"), are a set of signals used to indicate the threat or effects of a tropical cyclone. [1]

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Beaufort scale

The Beaufort scale is an empirical measure that relates wind speed to observed conditions at sea or on land.

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Cardinal direction

The four cardinal directions or cardinal points are the directions north, east, south, and west, commonly denoted by their initials N, E, S, and W. East and west are at right angles to north and south, with east being in the clockwise direction of rotation from north and west being directly opposite east.

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Cheung Chau

Cheung Chau (lit. "Long state") is an island southwest of Hong Kong Island.

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Fortaleza do Monte

Fortaleza do Monte (Portuguese for Mount Fortress, also Monte Forte; officially Fortaleza de Nossa Senhora do Monte de São Paulo, in Fortress of Our Lady of the Mount of St.;; Cantonese Yale: daaih paau yìh) is a fort in Santo António in Macau SAR, China.

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Guam

Guam (Chamorro: Guåhån) is an unincorporated and organized territory of the United States in Micronesia in the western Pacific Ocean.

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Guia Fortress

The Guia Fortress (Fortaleza da Guia) is a 17th-century colonial military fort, chapel, and lighthouse complex in São Lázaro, Macau, China.

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Hong Kong Observatory

The Hong Kong Observatory is a weather forecast agency of the government of Hong Kong.

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Hong Kong rainstorm warning signals

The rainstorm warning signals are a set of signals used in Hong Kong to alert the public about the occurrence of heavy rain which is likely to bring about major disruptions such as traffic congestion and floods.

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Macao Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau

The Macao Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau also known as Macau Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (Portuguese: Direcção dos Serviços Meteorológicos e Geofisicos) is a department of the Macao Government.

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Macau

Macau, officially the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory on the western side of the Pearl River estuary in East Asia.

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Manila

Manila (Maynilà, or), officially the City of Manila (Lungsod ng Maynilà), is the capital of the Philippines and the most densely populated city proper in the world.

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Marine Department (Hong Kong)

The Marine Department of the Hong Kong Government is responsible for maintaining safety and environmental protection of the harbour (Port of Hong Kong), ships registered/foreign ships in Hong Kong and monitor shipping traffic in Hong Kong Waters, search and rescue operations for large waters of the South China Sea.

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Saffir–Simpson scale

The Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale (SSHWS), formerly the Saffir–Simpson hurricane scale (SSHS), classifies hurricanesWestern Hemisphere tropical cyclones that exceed the intensities of tropical depressions and tropical stormsinto five categories distinguished by the intensities of their sustained winds.

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Signal station

A signal station is a form of Aids to Navigation that is defined by the IHO simply as "A signal station is a place on shore from which signals are made to ships at sea".

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South China Sea

The South China Sea is a marginal sea that is part of the Pacific Ocean, encompassing an area from the Karimata and Malacca Straits to the Strait of Taiwan of around.

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Tropical cyclone

A tropical cyclone is a rapidly rotating storm system characterized by a low-pressure center, a closed low-level atmospheric circulation, strong winds, and a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms that produce heavy rain.

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Typhoon Hato

Typhoon Hato, known in the Philippines as Tropical Storm Isang, was a strong tropical cyclone that struck South China in August 2017.

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Typhoon Vicente

Typhoon Vicente, known in the Philippines as Tropical Depression Ferdie, was regarded as the most powerful storm to strike southern China in recent years, as it made landfall as a powerful category 4 equivalent-typhoon.

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Victoria Harbour

Victoria Harbour is a natural landform harbour situated between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon in Hong Kong.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong_tropical_cyclone_warning_signals

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