If there is a T8 (and that's a big "if"), it seems it will most likely get hoisted this evening/early morning hours and may be taken down by day tomorrow, as usual. So anyone one looking for a whole day off tomorrow, well don't look forward to that...yet. Of course, no one would admit they are looking for a day off here now would they? Hehehe.
Last edited by Watercooler; 13-08-2013 at 11:24 AM.
A little earlier it was still heading over Hainan, not anymore.
In the past few hours, Utor took a more northerly track and edged further towards the coastal areas of western Guangdong. Under the influence of the rainbands of Utor, heavy squally showers and thunderstorms affected the territory this afternoon with winds reaching gale force offshore and on high ground.
According to the updated forecast track, Utor will be closest to Hong Kong tomorrow morning, skirting within 300 kilometres southwest of Hong Kong. Local winds will strengthen gradually overnight and tomorrow morning. The Observatory will consider the need of issuing the Gale or Storm Signal, No. 8 tonight.
Is there a HK government regulation regarding work during a T8? Is it just down to individual company's own policies?
This page aggregates six agencies and plots on a single map
Non essential staff generally don't have to work but I know that airport security for instance have to go to work even during a T10!!!
Was on the island side today and the wind was picking up. I'm going with a T8 late tonight/early hours of the morning.
Of course this is a highly unscientific guess!
Last edited by Matt_NT; 13-08-2013 at 04:57 PM.
from http://www.labour.gov.hk/eng/public/wcp/Rainstorm.pdfWhen Pre-No. 8 Special Announcement or Typhoon Warning Signal No. 8 or above
is issued, for safety reasons, employers should not require their employees to
report for work unless prior agreement to the contrary has been made.
When Typhoon Warning Signal No. 9 or No. 10 is in force, to ensure safety, employers
should not require their employees to report for duty unless their services are absolutely
I note it says 'should not' rather than must not. But it seems to be from past experience you don't go to work....except if you are a fresh gweilo