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  1. News - China - DISASTERS

    Another 'super typhoon' on the way as Matmo follows hot on the heels of deadly Rammasun

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:13am by Reuters, AFP, Bloomberg, Teddy Ng

    ... Agencies and Teddy Ng in Beijing Clean-up under way in Hainan and Guangxi after Typhoon Rammasun leaves a trail of destruction and huge economic losses 14 dead in two days of storm mayhem A major storm that is expected to become a super typhoon was today churning its way across the South China Sea, hot on the heels of Typhoon Rammasun, which left more than 110 dead in China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1556698/typhoon-rammasun-kills-14-southern-china
  2. News - China

    Second snowfall in Beijing fails to clear air for Lantern Festival

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

    ... Laura Zhou Residents in Beijing were met with a flurry of snow on Thursday morning, the second snowfall which surprisingly failed to disperse pollution in the capital city. A blanket 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. ...

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

    Beijing sees third-longest winter stretch without snowfall

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 04:25pm by Angela Meng

    ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com Snow has not fallen in Beijing for 92 days, the third-longest seasonal dry stretch, and residents say strange weather makes them ill Capital waiting for white winter While the winds and blizzards of North America's polar vortex closed airports and roads across the continent- making some cities temporarily colder than the South Pole- Beijing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1411790/beijing-sees-third-longest-winter-stretch-without-snowfall
  4. 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

    ... Stephen Chen chen.binglin@scmp.com Temperatures climb past 40 degrees Celsius with Beijing raising red alert 2 reported dead as heatwave grips nation More than 800 people fled to emergency ... Kung Tang Shiu Kin Sports Ground on Fuk Man Road brought him to hospital. In Beijing, authorities raised the hot weather alert to red, the highest in the four-level scale. The mercury climbed ...

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

    Cold waves hit many parts of China; Beijing sees 30-year low

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Icy blast is expected to cause temperatures to plunge across the country, with Beijing in grip of its coldest weather for nearly 30 years ... Celsius. Temperatures in Beijing plunged to between minus 15 and minus 20 degrees yesterday, the coldest in almost 30 years, forecasters said. The freeze brought snowfall and caused traffic chaos, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1111738/cold-waves-hit-many-parts-country-beijing-sees-30-year-low
  6. News - China - WEATHER

    Beijing airport grounds flights over thunderstorms

    Posted Jul 09th 2013, 11:04am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Dozens of flights were either delayed or cancelled at Beijing’s Capital International Airport (BCIA) on Tuesday morning due to heavy rain and thunderstorms. Some 70 domestic flights to and from Beijing were affected by the storms and at least 12 international flights were called off, according to the airport’s real-time flight tracker. Cancelled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1278626/beijing-airport-grounds-flights-over-thunderstorms
  7. News - China - WEATHER

    Rain brings relief in Beijing as scorching heatwave persists for 18th day

    Posted Aug 12th 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... as rain brings relief in Beijing The relentless summer sun prompted national meteorological authorities yesterday to issue their highest weather alert for intense heat for the 18th straight day, while torrential rainfall battered Beijing and forced the cancellation of at least 130 flights in the capital. The notice extends the longest stretch of consecutive days with a heat warning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1296046/rain-brings-relief-beijing-scorching-heatwave-persists-18th-day
  8. News - China

    Where has Beijing gone? Thick smog engulfs northern China

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

    ... 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 monitors installed on embassy grounds in downtown Beijing. As of 10am on Friday, the monitors showed a PM2.5 fine-particle pollutants reading of 377 and an ozone level reading of 419. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1125376/where-has-beijing-gone-thick-smog-engulfs-northern-china
  9. News - China - Beijing

    Heavy smog grounds flights at Beijing airport

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 10:36am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao Heavy smog has cancelled at least 20 flights at Beijing’s Capital International Airport on Wednesday morning. Nearly half of the cancelled flights were international arrivals ... in diameter – stood at 434 per cubic metre that morning, a level considered to be hazardous. The Beijing Meteorological Bureau issued a yellow alert for heavy fog on Tuesday, indicating visiblity had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1134255/heavy-smog-grounds-flights-beijing-airport
  10. News - China - WEATHER

    Indonesian volcanic eruptions may cause southern China drought, expert says

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

    ... Adrian Wan in Beijing adrian.wan@scmp.com Climate scientist says recent volcanic activity caused recent dry spell in Malaysia, Singapore Eruptions in Indonesia may bring drought to south, expert says Recent unusually dry weather in Malaysia and Singapore is probably the result of recent volcanic eruptions in Indonesia, says a Hong Kong earth scientist.  And the same volcanic ...

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

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