Classes at kindergartens and schools for physically and intellectually disabled children were suspended on Tuesday after the Hong Kong Observatory raised the typhoon signal No 3 at 5.20am.
At 10am, Tropical Storm Bebinca was estimated to be about 160km south-southwest of Hong Kong and was expected to edge north, closer to the Pearl River Delta, later in the day.
The Observatory said the chance of typhoon signal No 8 before 6pm was not high, but the rain bands associated with Bebinca would bring squally showers to the city.
“According to the present forecast track, Bebinca will move slowly northward but will still maintain a distance from Hong Kong in the morning,” the forecaster said.
The city would expect squally showers and thunderstorms on Tuesday, the Observatory said, though the showers would ease off in the latter part of the week.
Sunshine could be expected at the weekend.