The Hong Kong Observatory issued a No 8 typhoon signal and kept it in place for most of the day on October 13, 2020, as tropical storm Nangka slowly passed about 450km (280 miles) to the southwest of the city. Nangka’s track was the furthest away from Hong Kong in 60 years of record-keeping to trigger the city’s third-highest storm alert. The signal led to closures of schools, restaurants and shopping malls, and suspension of public transport around the city. The typhoon signal was expected to be downgraded to a No 3 by the evening, as Nangka approached Hainan Island.
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