Last updated:01 Aug 2016

Arrangements of Classes and Final Examinations during Typhoons or Rainstorms

  • Tropical Cyclone Signal No.1 or No. 3 

When Tropical Cyclone Signal No. 1 or No. 3 is hoisted, all classes and final examinations will be held as scheduled.

  • Tropical Cyclone Signal No. 8 (or above) or Rainstorm Warning Signal 

When Tropical Cyclone Signal No. 8 (or above) or Rainstorm Warning Signal is hoisted or cancelled, the following arrangements will be made for classes and final examinations:

When the signal is hoistedIndoor Classes / Final Examinations beginning  at the following time slots will be cancelled
Before the activity starts
At or after 6:30 a.m.Before 2:00 p.m.
At or after 12:00 n.nAt or after 12:00 n.n. but before 6:00 p.m.
At or after 4:00 p.m.At or after 4:00 p.m.
During the activityAll classes will be suspended immediately.  All final examinations will continue till their end as scheduled.
When the signal is cancelledIndoor Classes / Final Examinations beginning at the following time slots will be held as scheduled
At or before 6:30 a.m.All classes and examinations will be held as scheduled.
At or before 12:00 n.n.At or after 2:00 p.m.
At or before 4:00 p.m.At or after 6:00 p.m.
After 4:00 p.m.All classes and final examinations of that day will be cancelled.
  1. When Tropical Cyclone Signal No. 8 (or above) or Rainstorm Warning Signal is hoisted, all the outdoor teaching activities on that day will be cancelled.  If the signal is hoisted at any time while the outdoor teaching activities are taking place, they will be suspended immediately.  The staff responsible should take all students to a safe place and make sure that it is safe for them to leave.
  2. Academic units will announce arrangements for final examination postponement on their webpages.
  3. The above arrangements are not applicable to the practicum or internship courses.  Students who are doing these courses should follow the related arrangements and guidelines of the host organization.



For any emergency outside office hours, please contact the Security Centre and Security Control Rooms which are available 24 hours.

You may contact them in case of an emergency.

Emergency Hotline: 8822 4000


Location: Central Teaching – Building E7 (E7), Ground Floor,

Room G003, Tel: 8822 4126

Service hours for reclaiming lost items: 09:00 – 22:00


Useful Contact Information: Organization/ Services Tel Organization/ Services Telephone numbers:


Emergency 999

Police 2857 3333

Conde de Sao Januario General Hospital (CHCSJ) 2831 3731

Hospital Kiang Wu (Macao) 2837 1333 (Taipa) 8295 4017

MUST University Hospital 2882 1838


Meaning of Tropical Cyclone Signals and the relevant recommended safety precautions

Signals are displayed at the following places: Guia Lighthouse and Monte Fortress.



Alert signal: the centre of a tropical cyclone is less than 800 kilometers from MSAR and may later affect the MSAR

Check the safety of objects which might be carried or destroyed by the winds such as fences, scaffoldings, flower pots, antennae (aereals ), etc. Keep boats and small crafts in the nearby shelters.


The centre of a tropical cyclone follows a pattern of movement that winds to be experienced in MSAR may possibly range from 41 to 62 km/h and gusts about 110 km/h.

Lead ships and other sailing crafts into safety shelters or ports. Check the safety of doors and windows. Clear drains and rain collectors of obstructions. Follow bulletins broadcasted by radio, television and others electronics communications devices.


The center of a tropical cyclone is nearing and winds recorded in MSAR, from the quarter indicated, may possibly range from 63 to 117 km/h with gusts reaching about 180 km/h.

Casses of all schools are suspended.
Children should remain indoors. Doors and windows should be safely bolted.
Conclude all precautionary safety measures.
Bridges will close to all traffics at any moment, pending prior notice.
Television and radio stations broadcast round-the-clock.





The center of a tropical cyclone is approaching MSAR and it is expected that MSAR might be severely affected.

Circulation of pedestrians and vehicles should be reduced the minimum;

Reinforce doors and windows with crossbars or heavy furniture;

Follow recommendations and warnings through informations media oftenly;

Beware – a temporary calm in the midst of hurricane force winds generally indicates that the center of the tropical cyclone is over MSAR.


The center of the on-coming tropical cyclone shall strike at the immediate approaches of MSAR. The mean wind speed should exceed 118 km/h with gusts of great intensity.