Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau (July 17, 2023)


  • Hong Kong
  • Macau


The Hong Kong Observatory issued Storm Signal 8 for Monday, July 17, 2023.  Expect heavy rains and strong winds with possible flooding, landslides, power outages, and difficult travel conditions throughout Hong Kong and Macau.

As the Storm Signal 8 remained in effect at 7:00 am on Monday morning, the U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong and Macau cancelled all visa, passport, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, and notarial appointments on Monday, July 17, 2023.  Please visit the Consular Services During the Rainy and Typhoon Season  for information about your visa or American Citizen Services appointment.

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor local media and the Hong Kong Observatory for updates.
  • Avoid travel until the storm has dissipated.
  • Seek secure shelter.