Tropical Cyclone Kompasu: why is it so hard to predict and what can Hongkongers do to stay safe when typhoons hit?

This story has been made freely available as a public service to our readers. Please consider supporting SCMP’s journalism by subscribing.Hong Kong is facing another shutdown after the Observatory raised a second No 8 typhoon warning signal in three days with the approach of Tropical Cyclone Kompasu, which is expected to bring more strong winds and heavy rains.It comes on the heels of Tropical Storm Lionrock – named after Hong Kong’s iconic landmark – which brought record-breaking rains and…