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No. 03 Strong Wind Signal

Signal No. 3's icon as shown on media and NMBILN's official documents when the signal is in force.

Signal No. 3 Strong Winds (Traditional Chinese: 三號強風信號), colloquially as Signal No. 3 (Traditional Chinese: 三號風球), is a tropical cyclone warning signal issued by National Meteorology Bureau of the Imaginary Lands of Nicholas (NMBILN). It is the second lowest stage of all tropical cyclone warning signals, the next higher one is Signal No. 8 Gale or Storm, the next lower one is Signal No. 1 Standby.

As the tropical cyclone warning signal is adapted from Hong Kong Observatory's system, the meaning of Signal No. 3 is similar to that of Hong Kong's. In Hong Kong, this signal is named "Strong Wind", when adapted in the Imaginary Lands of Nicholas, the signal is named "Strong Winds", with wind being in plural.

When the light system was still in place, Signal No. 3 was indicated by a series of flashing lights at the top of the lighthouse in a harbour. The sequence of the lights are "Green", "White", "Green".

This signal has the same definition as the Strong Monsoon Signal. As such, this signal is only in force when a tropical cyclone is responsible for the strong winds blowing in the area.

When a tropical depression makes a landfall in the warning area, this signal is typically issued.

MeaningEdit

The official definition of Signal No. 3 Strong Winds is that "there is sustained strong winds (41 - 62 km/h) blowing in the area where the warning is issued due to a tropical cyclone, and is expected to persist". One can also expect, that when this signal is in force, wind gusts may occasionally exceed 110 km/h in some areas.

For this signal to be in force, a majority of the anemometer stations must record a wind speed over 41 km/h. Each anemometer station is assigned a weighting when factoring the wind speed, this weighting is dependent on the local population. If the weighting is over half of that area's population for the stations recording over 41 km/h of wind speed, a Signal No. 3 may also be warranted. Likewise, if the majority recorded over 63 km/h (gale winds), then the signal would be "upgraded" to Signal No. 8 Gale or Storm; the signal would be "downgraded" to Signal No. 1 Standby if the majority is recording winds less than 41 km/h.

Precautions and ImpactsEdit

According to the Cyclone Safety Act (風暴安全法), when Signal No. 3:

  • is in force as of 06:00, and expected to persist as per the NMBILN, all morning kindergarten and special education school classes are cancelled.
  • is in force as of 08:00, and expected to persist as per the NMBILN, whole day kindergarten and special education school classes are cancelled.
  • is in force as of 11:00, and expected to persist as per the NMBILN, all afternoon kindergarten and special education school classes are cancelled.

Other institutions may selectively choose to cancel their activities due to Signal No. 3. Outdoor recreation activities are not recommended.

This article/section is incomplete. Expansion of this article/section is needed.

ExtremesEdit

Issued History since 2012Edit

Tropical Cyclone Issued Time Cancelled Time Duration Replacing Replaced with
2012
Severe Typhoon Kay-Dooblurvay
(強颱風吉古拉斯)
11 Jun 15:50 12 Jun 08:00 16 hrs, 10 mins No. 01 Standby Signal.png Signal No. 1 Standby No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm Signal.png Signal No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm
13 Jun 21:20 14 Jun 12:20 15 hrs No. 8 Northeast Gale or Storm Signal.png Signal No. 8 Northeast Gale or Storm Cancelled
Severe Tropical Storm Sze Nga
(強烈熱帶風暴詩雅)
18 Jun 14:30 19 Jun 17:05 1 day, 2 hrs, 35 mins No. 01 Standby Signal.png Signal No. 1 Standby No. 01 Standby Signal.png Signal No. 1 Standby
Tropical Storm Freeland
(熱帶風暴費蘭)
9 Jul 17:20 10 Jul 01:05 7 hrs, 45 mins No. 01 Standby Signal.png Signal No. 1 Standby Cancelled
Super Typhoon Eigen
(超強颱風艾格)
7 Aug 06:20 8 Aug 05:45 23 hrs, 25 mins No. 01 Standby Signal.png Signal No. 1 Standby No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm Signal.png Signal No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm
9 Aug 11:35 9 Aug 20:30 8 hrs, 55 mins No. 8 Southwest Gale or Storm Signal.png Signal No. 8 Southwest Gale or Storm No. 01 Standby Signal.png Signal No. 1 Standby
Severe Typhoon Chi Wai
(強颱風志偉)
30 Aug 07:20 30 Aug 15:45 8 hrs, 25 mins No. 01 Standby Signal.png Signal No. 1 Standby No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm Signal.png Signal No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm
31 Aug 18:25 2 Sep 10:30 16 hrs, 5 mins No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm Signal.png Signal No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm No. 01 Standby Signal.png Signal No. 1 Standby
3 Sep 13:35 4 Sep 05:10 15 hrs, 35 mins No. 01 Standby Signal.png Signal No. 1 Standby Cancelled
Severe Tropical Storm Soa
(強烈熱帶風暴蘇亞)
12 Oct 15:20 13 Oct 07:20 16 hrs No. 01 Standby Signal.png Signal No. 1 Standby No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm Signal.png Signal No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm
13 Oct 13:10 14 Oct 01:45 12 hrs, 35 mins No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm Signal.png Signal No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm Cancelled
2013
Tropical Storm Pik Ning
(熱帶風暴碧寧)
14 Jun 09:30 14 Jun 21:20 11 hrs, 55 mins No. 01 Standby Signal.png Signal No. 1 Standby Cancelled
Typhoon Poplar
(颱風白楊)
24 Jul 00:05 24 Jul 16:20 16 hrs, 15 mins No. 01 Standby Signal.png Signal No. 1 Standby No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm Signal.png Signal No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm
25 Jul 07:10 25 Jul 23:30 16 hrs, 20 mins No. 8 Southwest Gale or Storm Signal.png Signal No. 8 Southwest Gale or Storm Cancelled
Severe Tropical Storm Kenzo
(強烈熱帶風暴賢三)
22 Aug 12:55 24 Aug 15:00 2 days, 2 hrs, 5 mins No. 01 Standby Signal.png Signal No. 1 Standby No. 01 Standby Signal.png Signal No. 1 Standby
2014
Severe Typhoon Javid
(強烈颱風夏菲特)
18 Jun 09:45 19 Jun 10:05 1 day, 20 mins No. 01 Standby Signal.png Signal No. 1 Standby No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm Signal.png Signal No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm
20 Jun 01:25 20 Jun 23:25 22 hrs No. 8 Northeast Gale or Storm Signal.png Signal No. 8 Northeast Gale or Storm Cancelled
Severe Tropical Storm Toman
(強烈熱帶風暴多曼)
03 Jul 11:35 04 Jul 13:55 1 day, 2 hrs, 20 mins No. 01 Standby Signal.png Signal No. 1 Standby Cancelled
Typhoon Ess-Essex
(颱風雅息士)
09 Oct 10:45 09 Oct 18:45 8 hrs No. 01 Standby Signal.png Signal No. 1 Standby No. 01 Standby Signal.png Signal No. 1 Standby
Typhoon Kentley
(颱風肯特利)
18 Oct 22:30 20 Oct 08:30 1 day, 10 hrs No. 01 Standby Signal.png Signal No. 1 Standby No. 01 Standby Signal.png Signal No. 1 Standby
2015
Severe Tropical Storm Nga Sai
(強烈熱帶風暴雅婿)
13 Jun 00:20 13 Jun 11:20 10 hrs No. 01 Standby Signal.png Signal No. 1 Standby No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm Signal.png Signal No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm
13 Jun 15:30 13 Jun 21:30 6 hrs No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm Signal.png Signal No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm Cancelled
Typhoon Bo Nga
(颱風寶瓦)
04 Jul 12:55 04 Jul 19:20 6 hrs, 25 mins No. 01 Standby Signal.png Signal No. 1 Standby Cancelled
Severe Typhoon Moss
強烈颱風莫思
10 Aug 06:55 10 Aug 10:25 3 hrs, 30 mins No. 01 Standby Signal.png Signal No. 1 Standby No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm Signal.png Signal No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm
10 Aug 22:05 11 Aug 07:35 9 hrs, 30 mins No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm Signal.png Signal No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm Cancelled
2016
Typhoon Mei Nga
(颱風美亞)
16 Jun 21:45 17 Jun 10:45 13 hrs No. 01 Standby Signal.png Signal No. 1 Standby No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm Signal.png Signal No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm
17 Jun 18:45 18 Jun 19:45 1 day, 1 hr No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm Signal.png Signal No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm Cancelled
Severe Typhoon Richmond
(強烈颱風列治文)
Unknown No. 01 Standby Signal.png Signal No. 1 Standby No. 8 Northwest Gale or Storm Signal.png Signal No. 8 Northwest Gale or Storm
Tropical Depression Four
(熱帶低氣壓四號)
07 Oct 05:10 08 Oct 12:20 1 day, 7 hrs, 10 mins No. 01 Standby Signal.png Signal No. 1 Standby No. 01 Standby Signal.png Signal No. 1 Standby
Super Typhoon Eason
(超強颱風醫神)
20 Oct 09:15 20 Oct 12:15 3 hrs No. 01 Standby Signal.png Signal No. 1 Standby No. 8 Northeast Gale or Storm Signal.png Signal No. 8 Northeast Gale or Storm
21 Oct 16:50 22 Oct 15:50 23 hrs No. 8 Southwest Gale or Storm Signal.png Signal No. 8 Southwest Gale or Storm Cancelled
Tropical Storm Saunders
(熱帶風暴山度士)
26 Oct 23:35 27 Oct 14:35 15 hrs No. 01 Standby Signal.png Signal No. 1 Standby Cancelled


National Meteorology Bureau of the Imaginary Lands of Nicholas Weather warnings and signals

Tropical cyclone warning signal

No. 01 Standby Signal.png Signal No. 1 StandbyNo. 03 Strong Wind Signal.png Signal No. 3 Strong WindsNo. 8 Northeast Gale or Storm Signal.pngNo. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm Signal.pngNo. 8 Northwest Gale or Storm Signal.pngNo. 8 Southwest Gale or Storm Signal.png Signal No. 8 Gale or Storm
No. 09 Increasing Gale or Storm Signal.png Signal No. 9 Increasing Gale or StormNo. 10 Hurricane Signal.png Signal No. 10 Hurricane

Storm Surge

Amber Storm SurgeRed Storm SurgeBlack Storm Surge

Rainfall

Amber RainstormRed RainstormBlack RainstormRainfall WatchRainfall Warning
Landslip WarningLow Lying Areas Flooding Advisory

Snowfall and Winter Storms

Snowfall WatchSnowfall Warning • Snowsqualls (AmberRedBlack)
Blizzard WarningBlowing Snow WarningFreezing Rain WarningWinter Storm WatchWinter Storm Warning

Temperature

Humidex AdvisoryVery Hot (> 33°C)
Arctic Outflow WarningFlash Freeze WarningFrost WarningVery Cold (< - 12°C) • Wind Chill Warning

Severe Thunderstorm

Severe Thunderstorm WatchSevere Thunderstorm WarningTornado WatchTornado Warning

Fire Danger

Amber Fire DangerRed Fire Danger

Winds

Strong Monsoon SignalWind Warning

Other

Dust Storm WarningFog AdvisorySmog AdvisorySpecial Weather StatementTsunami Warning

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