Kompasu is the second tropical cyclone to hit Hong Kong in under a week. Tropical Storm Lionrock brought heavy rains to the city starting last Friday. On Saturday the 9th of October, Lionrock Typhoon became the first storm of 2021 to generate a number 8 warning lasting 22 hours.

The city then raised the storm warning alert to number 8, the third-highest on its scale, from number 3 on Tuesday afternoon.


Signal number 8 means winds could reach at least 63km/h.

Kompasu was about 440km southwest of the city and is forecast to move west at about 25km/h towards China’s Hainan Island. The typhoon is expected to make landfall in Hainan as early as this afternoon, according to China Meteorological Administration.

Freight movements will be effected on imports and export from and into the region.