Typhoon Nida has shifted course over the past 24 hours and is set to pass to the north-east of Hong Kong.
After hoisting the Typhoon 8 warning signal at 8:40pm, the Hong Kong Observatory said Nida would close in on Hong Kong overnight but its centre would pass within 100 km to the northeast of the territory.
It warned the typhoon would bring a storm surge that is likely to bring flooding in low-lying areas. That will put Lantau's Tai O and beachfront properties on Pui O Beach and Lower Cheung Sha at risk.
The Weather Underground tracking map (below), compiled from local and international weather agencies, shows most agreeing. The US, China and Taiwan agencies all predict the typhoon will pass to the northeast. Japan and Korea forecasters expect it will pass over the Kowloon Peninsula.
Twenty four hours ago most expected Nida to make landfall on Lantau.