Hong Kong hit by Typhoon Vicente

A severe typhoon has hit Hong Kong, disrupting business across the financial hub, with offices and the stock market forced to stay closed.

It is thought the market will remain closed for at least part of the morning after the city raised its typhoon warning overnight.

Typhoon Vicente has struck Hong Kong. Credit: EBU

Typhoon Vicente battered the city with gale-force winds and torrential rain, grounding flights and shutting port operations.

Authorities hoisted the 'Number 10' tropical cyclone signal for several hours overnight, making this one of the strongest typhoons to hit the city in the past decade.