The Standby Signal, No. 1 is currently in force. Intense gusts reaching 70 kilometers per hour or above may continue to affect Hong Kong, according to a special weather tips issued by the HKO.

At 2pm, Cempaka was estimated to be about 180 kilometers southwest of Hong Kong and is forecast to move north slowly, edging closer to the vicinity of the west of the Pearl River Estuary.

According to the present forecast track, it will edge gradually close to the coast of western Guangdong. Winds in the vicinity of the Pearl River Estuary are expected to strengthen later today and tomorrow morning.

The rain bands associated with Cempaka will bring occasional heavy showers and squalls to the territory today.