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At least 124 flights to and from Hong Kong have been cancelled which were scheduled on Monday and Tuesday due to Typhoon Nida.

Both Cathay Pacific and Dragonair announced that all departures and arrivals to Hong Kong International Airport would be suspended between 10 pm on Monday and 2 pm on Tuesday because of the storm.

The South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported that the flights from Manila, Bangkok, Taipei, Dhaka and Beijing were affected as a result of Nida. Some flights to Europe and Australia were also cancelled.

The airlines authorities requested the passengers to check the latest flight information before leaving for airport. They also urged them to postpone their flights if possible.

Several kindergartens and school have also suspended their classes on Monday.

The SCMP reported that the Hong Kong Observatory has said it might raise the typhoon signal alert from No. 3 to No. 8 later on Monday. A No 8 signal shows that the storm force winds are blowing at sea level with a speed of 63 to 117km/h. It might exceed up to 180km/h.

China already issued a "yellow alert" for Typhoon Nida on Sunday, expecting that it would hit the southern province of Guangdong on Tuesday.

The National Meteorological Centre (NMC) said strong winds and heavy rain along the coast might affect Guangdong, Fujian and Hainan provinces, as well as the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

Nida will be the fourth typhoon to hit China this year. Since June, almost 800 people have been killed due to natural disasters.

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