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The typhoon season starts in May and ends in October, with July to September as its peak period. 


Tropical Cyclone Signals

Currently, Macao’s Tropical Cyclone Signals are listed in signal no. 1, no. 3, no. 8, no. 9 and no. 10 depending on the strength of the wind.

Tropical Cyclone Signals

Signs and Light Signals

Meaning of Tropical Cyclone Signals

Safety Precautions

Signal No.1

Precaution Signal. A tropical cyclone is centred within 800 km of Macao and may affected Macao.

- Prepare preventive measures and pay close attention to the latest information on tropical cyclones.

Signal No.3

Under the influence of a tropical cyclone, winds with sustained speed of 41 to 62 km/h is expected or blowing and the gust may exceed 110 km/h in Macao.

- Temporary squally showers may occur in Macao once being affected strong rainband. People in open spaces should be vigilant. Drivers should pay attention to driving safety and strong winds.

Signal No.8NE

The tropical cyclone continues to approach Macao. Winds with sustained speed of 63 to 117 km/h is expected or blowing and the gust may exceed 180 km/h in Macao. Signal No.8 is further divided into Signal No.8NE, Signal No.8SE, Signal No.8SW and Signal No.8NW, which indicates the possible wind direction in the next few hours.

- Stay indoor as far as possible. Stay away from exposed doors and windows. Continue to pay attention to the latest information on tropical cyclones.

- Suspend all outdoor and marine activities.

- The cross-sea bridges will be closed at any time. Public should pay attention to the latest notice.

- Pay attention to the issue and latest message of the Storm Surge Warning.

Signal No.8SE

Signal No.8SW

Signal No.8NW

Signal No.9

The tropical cyclone is further approaching Macao. In Macao, winds with sustained speed of 63 to 117 km/h is blowing and intensifying/expected to intensify significantly.

- Suspend all outdoor and marine activities.

- Stay indoor as far as possible. Stay away from exposed doors and windows.

- Tropical cyclones will have a serious impact on Macao.

- A temporary lull means that the tropical cyclones is centred nearby and a sudden resumption of violent winds is expected. The places that are sheltered from the strong winds originally may become exposed. Public are advised not to relax their guard and pay close attention to the latest message of tropical cyclone.

- Pay attention to the issue and latest message of the Storm Surge Warning.

Signal No.10

The centre of the tropical cyclone shall strike at the immediate approaches of Macao. Winds with sustained speed exceeds 118 km/h is expected or blowing in Macao, accompany with gust of great intensity.  

 


Storm Surge

According to the geographic features, historical record of water level and meteorological characteristic of the Macao Special Administrative Region, “Storm Surge” warnings are divided into following five levels:

Storm Surge Warning Meaning of Storm Surge Warning Safety Precautions Advice
First Level Warning / Blue The water level is expected to be below 0.5 meter above road level.

- Take precautionary measures, such as moving objects to places that prevent flooding;

- Avoid parking cars in an area prone to flooding or underground car parks;

- Power supply system may be affected by flooding and cut-off, elevator(lifts) should be avoided;

- Avoid heading to areas affected by flooding, such as basements and low-lying district;

- Pay attention to the “Storm Surge” warning information closely.

Second Level Warning / Yellow The water level is expected to be 0.5 to 1.0 meter above road level.
Third Level Warning / Orange The water level is expected to be 1.0 to 1.5 meter above road level.

- Take precautionary measures, such as moving objects to places that prevent flooding;

- Do not park cars in an area prone to flooding or underground car parks;

- Power supply system may be affected by flooding and cut-off. Do not use elevator(lifts);

- Do not heading to areas affected by flooding and low-lying district, as sea water can rapidly invade land and cause sharply rise in water level;

- Stay in a safe and high-lying area, keep away from low-lying district such as basements and underground car parks;

- Pay attention to the “Storm Surge” warning information closely.

Fourth Level Warning / Red The water level is expected to be 1.5 to 2.5 meter above road level.
Fifth Level Warning / Black The water level is expected to be above 2.5 meter from road level.

All the figures in the above table are based on the road level of Porto Interior.

 


Safety Shelter

Macao Peninsula 1 Centro de Acolhimento da Ilha Verde
Avenida do Conselheiro Borja
2 Pavilhão Polidesportivo Tap Seac - pavilhão A
Rua de Ferreira do Amaral
3 Pavilhão Polidesportivo Tap Seac - pavilhão B
Rua de Ferreira do Amaral
4 Instituto Salesiano
Rua de S. Lourenço, no.16
5 Escola Estrela do Mar
Rua do Padre António, no.36
6 Pavilion of Escola Luso-Chinesa Técnico Profissional
Rua Primeiro de Maio
7 Escola Secundária Pui Ching
Avenida Horta e Costa, no.7
8 Pavilhão Polidesportivo do Instituto Politécnico de Macau
Rua de Luís Gonzaga Gomes
9 Colégio Mateus Ricci
Travessa de S. Paulo, no.1A
Taipa 10 Centro de Acolhimento da Taipa
Rua do Regedor, Taipa
11 Centro de formação do Ed. "César Fortune"
Estrada Coronel Nicolau de Mesquita, Taipa
12 Centro Desportivo Olímpico
Avenida Olímpica, Taipa
Coloane 13 Centro de Formação das Águias Voadoras
Rua da Cordoaria, no.46, Coloane
14 Escola Superior das Forças de Segurança de Macau
Calçada do Quartel, Coloane
15 Centro de Acção Social da Taipa e Coloane
Seac Pai Van, Coloane
16 Nave Desportiva dos Jogos da Ásia Oriental de Macau
Avenida da Nave Desportiva (Praça dos Jogos da Ásia Oriental)

 


Useful Infomation

Weather and News Information Macao Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau
http://www.smg.gov.mo/smg/e_index.htm
Government Information Bureau
http://www.gcs.gov.mo/index.php?PageLang=E
Aviation services Macau International Airport
http://www.macau-airport.com/en
Sea passenger services  TurboJET
https://www.turbojet.com.hk/en/
Cotai Water Jet
https://www.cotaiwaterjet.com/index.html
Yuet Tung Shipping Co., Ltd.
http://www.ytmacau.com/index.php
City Transportation Transport Bureau
http://www.dsat.gov.mo/
Civil Protection Unitary Police Service
http://www.spu.gov.mo/index.php?m=content&c=index&a=show&catid=157&id=8&lang=tw

  

Storm surge evacuation plan in low-lying areas during typhoon Storm surge evacuation plan in low-lying areas during typhoon

Storm surge evacuation plan in low-lying areas during typhoon

Actualizado: 18/07/2018