August 21, 2008

Hong Kong has issued another formal cyclone alert as the equestrian competition prepares to wrap up overnight (New Zealand time).

The Hong Kong Observatory said Typhoon Nuri was about 430km east-southeast of Hong Kong and was

All Blacks typhoon training: New Zealand eventers school their horses as rain from Tropical Storm Kammuri swept through Hong Kong on the eve of the equestrian events. © Dirk Caremans
closing in at 14kmh on the Guangdong coast.

"Winds will strengthen tonight and tomorrow with squally heavy showers," the observatory said in issuing its lowest alert, called a Standby Signal No. 1.

However, it said it would look at raising the signal to a No. 3 as the afternoon progressed in Hong Kong.

While the cyclone is likely result in wet and windy conditions for the individual show jumping final, it is not expected to delay the event at Sha Tin Racecourse.