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  1. News - World - WEATHER

    New York’s Electric Zoo finale closed down by thunderstorm

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 09:06pm by AP

    ... thousands of people to leave its island setting for the second time in successive years. As some of electronic music's big names. including Kaskade and Jack U, prepared to play the three-day event's final night on Sunday, organisers and city officials called it off and ordered Randall's Island evacuated around 4.30pm. The National Weather Service had issued flash-flood warnings ...

  2. News - World - WEATHER

    Hawaii's tourists relax on the beach as storm-hit residents struggle

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:49am by AP

    ... to vote in primary elections on Saturday, a day after Tropical Storm Iselle struck without causing a widespread disaster. However, a large rural part of Big Island has been without electricity for a day and a half and is struggling to clear many fallen trees that are blocking roads. On the island of Kauai, the body of a 19-year-old woman was found. It is believed she was swept away ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Red rainstorm warning issued as downpours hit Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 07:49pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The Hong Kong Observatory issued the red rainstorm warning on Tuesday evening as heavy downpours hit the territory. The warning, issued at 7.15pm, means that heavy rain has fallen or is expected to fall generally over Hong Kong, exceeding 50 millimetres in an hour, and is likely to continue, the Observatory said. Hong Kong Island was the worst-hit area with more ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Schools closed as more than 40cm of rain falls on Hong Kong within 24 hours

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 10:17am

    ... said that up to 62 shelters may open during the rainstorm based on request, with 10 on Hong Kong Island, six in Kowloon and 46 in the New Territories. Residents can phone in their requests ...

  5. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Six injured, 500 flights cancelled as Typhoon Halong lashes southern Japan

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 06:54pm by AFP

    ... services on the southwest island of Shikoku were cancelled, while highways were closed at several points. Over the next 24 hours, the storm was expected to dump 70cm of rain on Shikoku, which had ...

  6. News - China - WEATHER

    Typhoon Matmo downgraded to tropical storm as it makes landfall in China

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 01:26pm

    ... in as many weeks, slammed into Taiwan with winds of 140km/h but lost much of its power as it crossed the island’s high mountains. While last week’s much stronger Typhoon Ramassun left scores dead ... and Jiangxi to Beijing, Nanjing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Wenzhou, Ningbo and Shenzhen were suspended yesterday and today. Meteorologists in Taiwan said the storm’s rapid transit across the island also ...

  7. News - China - WEATHER

    Typhoon Matmo on course to strike Taiwan as Rammasun death toll rises

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 05:30am by Alex Millson

    ... crops and damaged buildings, Xinhua reported. The civil affairs ministry said the storm had claimed 18 lives- nine on Hainan Island and nine in Guangxi region- as it swept north to Vietnam. ...

  8. News - China - WEATHER

    Severe damage and casualties as Super Typhoon Rammasun pummels southern China

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 07:01am by Andrea Chen, Patrick Boehler

    ... of hundreds of flights, state media reported. Super Typhoon Rammasun ploughed into Wengtian, a town on the northeastern tip of the island, at about 3.30pm, packing winds of up to 216km/h, according ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Wet weekend in Hong Kong as Rammasun moves north

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 04:02am by Ada Lee

    ... Rammasun was 500km west-southwest of Hong Kong. It made landfall over the coast of Wenchang, Hainan Island, yesterday afternoon, and is forecast to move northwest at about 22km/h towards Beibu ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Weekend washout likely as Rammasun approaches

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 05:16am by Johnny Tam

    ... Guangdong and Hainan Island. Strong east to southeasterly winds, occasionally reaching gale force, were recorded offshore and on high ground last night and were forecast to continue today. Sea ...




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