Hong Kong, Severe Weather, Level 5: Forecast: Typhoon Saola to hit coastal areas on 1 September – Hong Kong [Update 2]

Update 2023-08-31 (2): According to reports, Cathay Pacific is expecting to suspend flight operations in Hong Kong between Friday afternoon and Saturday morning (1 and 2 September, local time) due to Typhoon Saola. Further flight disruptions are also to be expected. Authorities reportedly expect to raise the storm signal to No. 3 by 5 pm on Thursday (31 August, local time). Authorities also expect to raise the storm alert level to No. 8 on Friday (1 September). At a No. 8 storm alert level, schools are closed and the majority of public transport is suspended.

Update 2023-08-31 (1): According to the latest reports from Thursday (31 August), Typhoon Saola has gained more strength.