1) T8 is the No. 8 Gale or Storm signal and means winds are over 63km/h here thanks to Typhoon Nesat passing 350km away from Hong Kong.
2) it is a funny constant howl of wind rather than rattling windows.
3) it is odd to see so little transport on the roads (shows how many buses there are), and while it is raining now, it has been surprisingly bright.
3) the shutdown of public transport does not help the self-employed home worker. At all.