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The Hong Kong tropical cyclone warning signals, or informally typhoon signals, 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 of north, east, south, and west, commonly denoted by their initials: N, E, S, 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 Province") is a small island 10 km 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.) is the historical military centre of the former Portuguese colony of Macau, now a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.

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Guam

Guam (or; Chamorro: Guåhån) is an organized, unincorporated territory of the United States 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.

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Hong Kong International Airport

Hong Kong International Airport is the main airport in Hong Kong.

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Hong Kong Observatory

The Hong Kong Observatory is a department of the Hong Kong government.

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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

Governor Nobre de Carvalho Bridge; A-Ma Temple; Guia Fortress; Macau Tower. Macau (Au4mun2), also spelled Macao, officially known as the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is one of the special administrative regions of the People's Republic of China.

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Manila

Manila (Philippine English:; Maynilà) is the capital city of the Philippines.

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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 hurricane wind 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 Singapore 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, strong winds, and a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms that produce heavy rain.

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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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Weather forecasting

Weather forecasting is the application of science and technology to predict the state of the atmosphere for a given location.

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References

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

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