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Old Sep 11, 18, 10:23 pm
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Originally Posted by langleyoaker View Post
While the wind speed may be greater at the moment, winds are forecast to slow to 80 knots (sustained) when it reaches Hong Kong according to this forecast.

Which is likely to be less than the winds from Hurricane Florence when it reaches the US.
Could be, the forecast reference you give, does predict Mangkhut to be 105G130+ knots on landing at Hong Kong, which tends to be significantly above the max winds for land/starting aircraft. Be aware the timing in your reference is GMT, making it 8 hours later in the local clock. Which in turn implies, the wind speeds can be higher (somewhere up to 120G145 knots). Serious enough to be prepared.
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