Tropical Storm Nangka did require No 8 signal, Hong Kong Observatory says

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The Hong Kong Observatory has defended its decision to raise the No 8 signal when Tropical Storm Nangka skirted the city on Tuesday, saying strong winds could have intensified.Some members of the public pointed to only minimal rain and wind in parts of the city, but the decision to raise the warning level was endorsed by two other veteran meteorologists.“We originally forecast the winds would blow to the south of Hong Kong, but later [the storm] got too close and even a slight deviation from…

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