Lost a bet against myself

After we had a "Black Signal Rainstorm" in Hong Kong yesterday, which was in context of the tropical cyclone "Sarika" landing in Hainan, I thought that this must be now really (!) the end of the Taifun season. We even had to postpone last night's lectures, according to Hong Kong regulations. But no, just a day after, "Haima" is heading strait towards Hong Kong, with a sustained wind speed at storm centre of 150 km/h. I really thought, we have seen the last one for 2016. I lost a bet against myself. "Haima" might be a direct hit. I am planning a full day lecture on Saturday. Let's see how that goes.

 "Haima" track forecast, as of the Hong Kong Observatory on October 20th, 7:00 p.m.

"Haima" track forecast, as of the Hong Kong Observatory on October 20th, 7:00 p.m.