Macau’s Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) hoisted the No.8 Strong Wind Signal on Friday morning.
The bureau said on its website it expects the typhoon to bring occasional downpours to the city today.
Meanwhile, the local airport announced last night the cancellation over 80 flights – both arrivals and departures – due to Typhoon Haima. Beijing, Shanghai and Taipei are among the affected destinations.
Cotai Waterjet on Thursday night cancelled all sailing to Hong Kong International Airport.
All special needs schools, crèches, kindergartens and primary schools will remain closed during the hoisting of the No. 8. Also public institutions.
The Macau International Music Festival has said it will cancel all its outdoor events when the No. 3 signal is up. If the No. 8 remains hoisted all the festival events will be cancelled.
All public bus transport in the city and ferry links with Hong Kong and Shenzhen stopped this morning. The three bridges were also closed and the only connection between Macau and the islands is, in case of emergency, through a tunnel inside Sai Van bridge.
The 3-day Macau International Trade and Investment Fair (MIF), which opened at the Venetian on Thursday was also suspended.