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What You Need to Know about Typhoon Season

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

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
Signal No.1  Signal No.1
Signal No.1
Signal No.3  Signal No.3
Signal No.3
Meaning of Tropical Cyclone Signals
Precaution Signal. A tropical cyclone is centred within 800 km of Macao and may affect Macao. Under the influence of a tropical cyclone, winds with sustained speed of 41 to 62 km/h are expected or blowing and the gust may exceed 110 km/h in Macao.
Safety Precautions
Prepare preventive measures and pay close attention to the latest information on tropical cyclones. Temporary squally showers may occur in Macao once being affected by strong rainband. People in open spaces should be vigilant. Drivers should pay attention to driving safety and strong winds.

Tropical Cyclone Signals
Signal No.8NE  Signal No.8NE
Signal No.8NE
Signal No.8SE  Signal No.8SE
Signal No.8SE
Signal No.8SW  Signal No.8SW
Signal No.8SW
Signal No.8NW  Signal No.8NW
Signal No.8NW
Meaning of Tropical Cyclone Signals

The tropical cyclone continues to approach Macao. Winds with sustained speed of 63 to 117 km/h are 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.

Safety Precautions

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.


Tropical Cyclone Signals
Signal No.9  Signal No.9
Signal No.9
Signal No.10  Signal No.10
Signal No.10
Meaning of Tropical Cyclone Signals

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

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

Safety Precautions

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 cyclone 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.

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
First Level Warning / Blue
First Level Warning / Blue
Second Level Warning / Yellow
Second Level Warning / Yellow
Meaning of Storm Surge Warning
The water level is expected to be below 0.5 meter above road level.  Main affected areas The water level is expected to be 0.5 to 1.0 meter above road level. Main affected areas
Safety Precautions Advice

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.


Storm Surge Warning
Third Level Warning / Orange
Third Level Warning / Orange
Fourth Level Warning / Red
Fourth Level Warning / Red
Fifth Level Warning / Black
Fifth Level Warning / Black
Meaning of Storm Surge Warning
The water level is expected to be 1.0 to 1.5 meter above road level. Main affected areas The water level is expected to be 1.5 to 2.5 meter above road level. Main affected areas The water level is expected to be above 2.5 meter from road level. Main affected areas
Safety Precautions Advice

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.


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

Macao Peninsula

  1. Ilha Verde Refuge Centre

    Aveinda do Conselheiro Borja, Macau

  2. Tap Seac Multisport Pavilion – Pavilion A

    Rua de Ferreira do Amaral, Macau

  3. Tap Seac Multisport Pavilion – Pavilion B

    Rua de Ferreira do Amaral, Macau

  4. Instituto Salesiano

    Rua de S. Lourenço, n.° 16, Macau

  5. “Estrela do Mar” Secondary School

    Rua do Padre António, no.36, Macau

  6. Stadium of “Luso-Chinesa Técnico Profissional” School

    Rua Primeiro de Maio, Macau

  7. Pui Ching Middle School Macau

    Avenida Horta e Costa, no.7, Macau

  8. Macao Politechnic Institute Multisport Pavilion

    Rua de Luís Gonzaga Gomes, Macau

  9. “Mateus Ricci” College

    Travessa de S. Paulo, no.1A, Macau

  10. Macao Federation of Trade Unions Workers Stadium

    Praça das Portas do Cerco, Macau

  11. Keang Peng School

    Rua de Francisco Xavier Pereira , n.os126-128A, Macau

Taipa

  1. Taipa and Coloane Social Service Centre (Taipa Branch)

    Rua do Regedor, S/N, Chun Fok Village, Fase 2, Bloco 5, r/c AI, Taipa, Macau

  2. Olympic Sports Centre

    Avenida Olímpica, Taipa, Macau

Coloane

  1. Flying Eagles Training Centre

    Rua da Cordoaria, no.46, Coloane

  2. Academy of Public Security Forces

    Calçada do Quartel, Coloane, Macau

  3. Taipa and Coloane Social Service Centre

    Avenida da Harmonia, n.° 20, Edifício Koi Nga, Bloco IV, Edf. Cipreste, r/c, Coloane, Macau

  4. Macau East Asian Games Dome

    Avenida da Nave Desportiva (Praça dos Jogos da Ásia Oriental)

  1. Ilha Verde Refuge Centre

    Aveinda do Conselheiro Borja, Macau

  2. Patane Market

    Avenida de Demétrio Cinnatti, Macau

  3. S. Lourenço Market

    Rua da Praia do Manduco, Macau

  4. S. Domingos Market

    Rua dos Mercadores, Macau