The Hong Kong Observatory issued a No.3 Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal at 10:40pm on Sunday. The Strong Wind Signal No. 3 will be in effect on Monday morning.
Typhoon Mawar has made landfall near Shanwei. It will move inland and weaken gradually, but will still move closer to Hong Kong, according to the Observatory. Winds will turn to strong southwesterlies over parts of the territory.
At 11pm, Tropical Storm Mawar was estimated to be about 200 kilometres east-northeast of Hong Kong (near 22.9 degrees north 116.0 degrees east) and is forecast to move northwest or west-northwest at about 12 kilometres per hour into inland Guangdong.
Mawar is expected to skirt more than about 100 kilometres to the northeast of Hong Kong. Unless Mawar moves even closer to the territory, the chance to issue the No.8 Gale or Storm Signal will not be high.
The rainbands of Mawar will bring heavy rain and squalls to Hong Kong on Monday morning. Members of the public should take note of the latest weather situation before departing home tomorrow morning.