The Meteorological and Geophysical Service (SMG) announced Typhoon No. 8 at 10:30 PM. As of 2:00 AM, the eye of the tropical storm was located approximately 180 kilometers south of Macau and was moving west of the Pearl River Estuary.
Typhoon Ma Yin is expected to intensify further and rapidly approach the west coast of Guangdong Province. “It will be closest to Macau from early morning to noon tomorrow (Thursday), SMG said, adding that local weather will be unstable tonight and tomorrow due to the effects of its outer rain band.” It will pick up, with wind speeds of 7 to 9, strong gusts and occasional thunderstorms.”
Flooding is expected in the lowlands from 3am. Meanwhile, the Chief Executive issued an executive order declaring a state of immediate prevention as of 8:00 p.m. as an Orange Storm Surge Warning was issued.
The three bridges connecting Macau to Taipa and the Lotus Bridge connecting SAR to Hengqin were closed, but the lower deck of the Saivan Bridge is now open. In the meantime, taxi services have been suspended.