Hong Kong hunkered down on Saturday as typhoon Chaba skirted about 300 kilometres to the southwest of the territory. Most of the city's public transport was restricted.
The Observatory said the storm was at its closest to Hong Kong on Saturday morning and it will consider lowering the storm signal to T3 from T8 between 4pm and 8pm.
"Chaba will make landfall near Zhanjiang shortly and depart gradually from Hong Kong. Local winds are expected to weaken gradually," said the Observatory.
KMB and Citybus said most of their bus routes were suspended, while the MTR Corporation said train services were running at limited frequencies.
The Palace Museum, scheduled to open its doors to the public on Saturday, said it won't open for the day because of the storm. It said the opening hours on Sunday will be extended.
Authorities said they had received 37 reports of fallen trees and one flooding report.
The Hospital Authority said two men had sought treatment for injuries at a public hospital.
Last updated: 2022-07-02 HKT 14:05