Typhoon Molave On Crash Course With Hong Kong
Severe tropical storm Molave has continued to track west to west northwest overnight and appears to be on a crash course with Hong Kong and southern China within the next 24 hours. According to the Hong Kong Observatory, Molave has sustained winds of 65kts bringing the storm to typhoon strength.
The storm earlier passed between Taiwan and the Philippines lashing both regions with strong winds and heavy rains. Below is the latest data from the Japanese Meteorological Agency:
Sustained winds - 60kts
Maximum gusts - 85kts
Heading - West at 13kts
Forecast landfall location - Hong Kong and Pearl River Delta (JMA data at 00z 18th July)
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