The Hong Kong Observatory issued the No. 8 Northwest Gale or Storm Signal at 4.40pm today (July 9).
The Home Affairs Department has so far opened 22 temporary shelters, with a total of 196 people seeking refuge at the shelters.
The 1823 government call centre received a total of two reports of fallen trees.
No report of flooding has been received.
Thursday, July 9, 2015 Issued at HKT 20:20
In view of the cold weather, the Home Affairs Department has opened 14 temporary shelters for people in need of refuge from the cold this evening.
The temporary shelters will remain open until 8.30am tomorrow.
Anyone seeking temporary refuge may call the department's hotline 2835 1473 for more information.
The 14 temporary cold shelters are located at:
Hong Kong Districts:
Central and Western - Sai Ying Pun Community Hall 3/F, Sai Ying Pun Community Complex, 2 High Street, Sai Ying Pun
Typhoon Hagupit has made landfall over Eastern Samar Province and Masbate Province in the Philippines since the evening on 6 December. It is expected to make 5 to 6 landfalls from 6 to 8 December, following a path similar to that of Typhoon Haiyan, which caused catastrophic damage in November 2013. Believed to be the strongest typhoon to hit the country this year, it is expected to accompany by strong winds, a storm surge up to 4 meters and heavy-intense rainfall.
Since 16 September, Southern China areas have been affected by the typhoon “Seagull”, strong wind and torrential rains lead to flooding in a number of places. The situation in Central and Western Guangdong, South and West of Guangxi, Hainan and Yunnan are particularly serious. According to the Ministry of Civil Affairs, a total of 3,3million people were affected by the flooding, with 6 people died, 329,000 people evacuated, 42,000 houses collapsed or badly damaged, resulting in RMB 2.58 billion direct economic loss.