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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    No casualties as cyclone slams into Queensland coast, but alerts remain

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 01:33pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney While no casualties reported and destruction limited, warnings remain as storm heads south Cyclone slams into Queensland coast A tropical cyclone battered Australia's Barrier Reef coast yesterday, knocking out power and ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1478256/australia-avoids-worst-cyclone-ita-more-wind-rain-due
  2. 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

    ... challenging." The typhoon forecast, made based on sea surface temperatures of the Pacific Ocean, was "normal", he said. The city's unusually cold snap this winter was because ...

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

    Indonesian volcanic eruptions may cause southern China drought, expert says

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

    ... in Indonesia moved a large amount of ash, water vapour and other gases in Southeast Asia. The ensuing dry spell in Singapore lasted a record 27 days. “Water vapour in the region has effectively been ... 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
  4. News - Asia - WEATHER

    18,000 flee new storm Kajiki in central Philippines, wrecked by Haiyan

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 04:40am by BLOOM

    ... of reconstruction at 361 billion pesos (HK$62 billion). The Asian Development Bank estimates losses from natural disasters in the country amount to US$1.6 billion a year, the most in Southeast Asia. Haiyan, ... the Pacific Ocean, is the second most-at-risk nation globally from tropical storms, after Japan, according to Maplecroft, a research company based in Bath, England. The government is studying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1418749/18000-flee-new-storm-kajiki-central-philippines-wrecked-haiyan
  5. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Hundreds of cars stuck in snow-hit Japan

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 04:31pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Hundreds of cars stuck in snowbound Japan Hundreds of cars were yesterday stuck on a hillside trunk road north of Tokyo after it was hit by a snowstorm heading north. The snowstorm killed three people, grounded more than 100 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1428998/hundreds-cars-stuck-snow-hit-japan
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Three dead, hundreds injured as new storm batters Japan

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 05:07am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Road, rail and air travel disrupted by fresh snowstorms Japan struggles with more snow Road, rail and air-travel services in Japan faced further disruption yesterday after a fresh snowstorm left three people dead and 850 inju ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1428628/japan-struggles-deadly-new-storm-follows-last-weeks-blizzard
  7. Weather - Hong Kong

    Airlines blamed for chaos in aftermath of typhoon

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... airline staff failed to provide them with clear messages on baggage and flight times. The Airport Authority said 348 flights were delayed and 39 cancelled as of 5pm yesterday. Cathay Pacific ... on Tuesday evening and yesterday were delayed or cancelled. Urvashi Sethi's New Delhi-bound Cathay Pacific flight was delayed four times before she finally boarded the plane at 3.30pm yesterday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/weather/hong-kong/article/1007748/airlines-blamed-chaos-aftermath-typhoon
  8. News - World - WEATHER

    Mega storm grounds 15,000 US flights

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 09:16am by AFP

    ... flights on 30/10: CX 830,831,840,841,888,889. More at bit.ly/YcAc1P — Cathay Pacific (@cathaypacific) October 30, 2012 In Asia, Hong Kong’s flagship carrier Cathay Pacific announced ... coming down from Canada that could whip up as much as 90cm of snow. Tens of thousands were stranded as the mega storm’s impact on air travel was felt as far afield as Asia and Europe, delaying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1073068/mega-storm-grounds-15000-us-flights
  9. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Hong Kong's Christmas travellers fly into ice storm as blizzards sweep across the US and Canada

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 11:28pm

    ... Hong Kong-bound flights, operated by Air Canada (AC015) and Cathay Pacific (CX825) that left Toronto on Sunday, arrived five hours late. Robin Hutchinson landed yesterday in Toronto from Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1389391/hong-kongs-christmas-travellers-fly-ice-storm-blizzards-sweep-across
  10. News - Asia - TYPHOON

    Philippines Typhoon Haiyan death toll exceeds 10,000 as rescue effort continues

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 10:06am by AFP

    ... added another 2,000 were missing there and elsewhere on Samar, which was one of the first areas to be hit when Haiyan swept in from the Pacific Ocean with maximum sustained winds of 315km/h. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1352428/more-10000-feared-dead-after-typhoon-haiyan-devastates-philippines

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