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  1. News - China

    Second snowfall in Beijing fails to clear air for Lantern Festival

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 07:50pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... of polluted air has covered the city since Wednesday morning, as readings from the new official air quality index issued by the Beijing environmental monitoring centre hit between 200 to 250. ... protective measures and avoid outdoor activities. Beijing residents welcomed the return of clear skies after its first snowfall of the winter season a week ago on February 7, when the air quality ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1427229/second-snowfall-beijing-fails-clear-air-lantern-festival
  2. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Hong Kong likely to escape season's first super typhoon- but city will swelter

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 10:22am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Kong as storms usually move along the edge of the subtropical ridge, which is off the coast of Japan and Taiwan. But Hong Kong will feel the impact as the typhoon's outer air mass brings ... degrees Celsius was recorded both on Friday and Saturday, because of the presence of hot air in the upper atmosphere caused by an anticyclone over the coast of southern China. An El Nino weather ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1547900/first-super-typhoon-season-expected-slam-japan-hong-kong-observatory
  3. News - China

    800 flee forest fire; two die of heatstroke as China gripped by 40C temperatures

    Posted May 30th 2014, 03:57am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Residents in densely populated areas nearby panicked as thick smoke blanketed the air. Emergency shelters that could each accommodate 2,000 residents were set up in sports stadiums and high schools. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1521463/2-reported-dead-heatwave-grips-nation
  4. News - World - WEATHER

    Flooding in Bosnia causes new landmine danger in Balkans

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:27am by AP

    ... of the northeast of the country were under water. Observed from the air, almost a third of Bosnia chiefly in the northeast resembles a huge muddy lake, with houses, roads and rail lines submerged. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1515129/flooding-bosnia-causes-new-landmine-danger-balkans
  5. News - China

    Shenzhen residents slam authorities after city paralysed by floods

    Posted May 13th 2014, 03:49am by He Huifeng, Clifford Lo

    ... more than 300 billion yuan on infrastructure upgrades for the Universiade 2010 sporting event. "The situation of the sewers reflects the real quality of the city's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1510882/shenzhen-residents-slam-authorities-after-city-paralysed-floods
  6. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Flooding in Shenzhen cripples rail link from Hong Kong to Guangzhou

    Posted May 12th 2014, 03:50am by ZHAUNG PINGHUI, NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... of snow in Shandan county in Gansu on Saturday, the first since the beginning of summer on China's agricultural calendar. The area often experiences snow in the spring due to cold air from Xinjiang meeting warm air from the south. The National Meteorology Centre forecasts that the rain will persist in Zhejaing, Fujian and Guangdong today before the weather improves later in the week. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1510155/downpour-shenzhen-cripples-rail-link-hong-kong-guangzhou
  7. News - China

    Where has Beijing gone? Thick smog engulfs northern China

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 10:57am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter The Chinese capital has been smothered in thick, foul-smelling smog for the past few days, the first pollution spike in 2013. Air quality ratings for the city have ranged between “very unhealthy” and “hazardous” since Thursday, according to @BeijingAir, a twitter account run by the US embassy in Beijing. The account regularly posts air pollution readings from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1125376/where-has-beijing-gone-thick-smog-engulfs-northern-china
  8. News - Hong Kong - AIR POLLUTION

    Smog clogs Hong Kong’s skyline as ‘very high’ pollution levels recorded

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 03:02pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... that pollution levels would remain high on Thursday, but would start to improve gradually later in the day as the wind was expected to pick up. A regional air quality report released in April found air quality in the Pearl River Delta improved last year. Officials attributed the decrease to emission reduction efforts. Video: How to deal with Hong Kong's smog- Clean Air Network's Sum ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1298563/smog-clogs-hong-kongs-skyline-very-high-pollution-levels-recorded
  9. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Up to seven typhoons will hit Hong Kong this year Observatory says, as it reveals new nine-day forecast

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 06:21pm by Ernest Kao

    ... of atmospheric "blocking"- in which regular air streams stagnate, causing temperatures above or below the normal range and other bouts of extreme weather for prolonged periods of time. Shun ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1450843/hongkongers-should-prepare-4-7-typhoons-year-says-observatory
  10. News - China - WEATHER

    Indonesian volcanic eruptions may cause southern China drought, expert says

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 05:51am by Adrian Wan

    ... drawn into the direction of the volcanoes in Indonesia that began erupting in November, so that has redistributed much of the water vapour in the region’s air,” said Yim, who was deputy chairman ... is prompting droughts in parts of Southeast Asia – that of Indonesia’s Mount Kelud  – began violently on February 13, killing two people, sending ash plumes several kilometres into the air and causing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1444058/indonesian-volcanic-eruptions-may-cause-southern-china-drought-expert

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