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  1. News - China - WEATHER

    Indonesian volcanic eruptions may cause southern China drought, expert says

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

    ... activity may cause a severe drought in southern China too, climate-change veteran Wyss Yim Wai-shu says. The honorary professor of earth sciences at the University of Hong Kong said two eruptions ... of a Unesco climate change team between 2007 and 2009. He said his conclusions were supported by extensive weather records. “It is likely to affect southern China too … I am sticking my neck out ...

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

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

    Say goodbye to unusually warm Lunar New Year as temperatures plunge in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 10:15am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter Cooling down Children buried themselves in the sand at Repulse Bay Beach on Monday to beat the heat, as the mercury hit 25 degrees Celsius on the fourth day of the Lunar New Year. Temperatures reached 28 degrees in parts of the New Territories as sunny and cloudless skies prevailed over most of southern China. But the warm weather won't last, with temperatures ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1420147/say-goodbye-unusually-warm-lunar-new-year-temperatures-plunge-hong
  4. News - China - WEATHER

    Beijing sees third-longest winter stretch without snowfall

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

    ... to form snow crystals. Forecasters do not predict snow to fall in Beijing before the Lunar New Year next Friday. Most of northwestern China has experienced unseasonably warm temperatures lately. ...

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

    Storm signal lowered No 3 as Typhoon Utor moves away from Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 06:10pm by Lai Ying-kit, Jennifer Ngo

    ... and its associated rainbands near Hong Kong had also weakened. The MTR Corporation, which operates the city’s railway network, said it would increase train services to deal with increased traffic ... for updates. Two businessmen, surnamed Shen and Zhao, from Hubei province, were scheduled to board a China Southern Airlines flight at 11am to Wuhan but found out on arrival at Hong Kong International ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1296396/flights-delayed-streets-empty-utor-skirts-hong-kong
  6. News - China - WEATHER

    Storms and floods wreak havoc in north and south

    Posted Aug 17th 2013, 04:50pm by Adrian Wan

    ... than 7 billion yuan (HK$8.8 billion) in economic losses, the China News Service said. In Liaoning, more than 140 reservoirs were forced to discharge water. Railways and highways were cut off ... at Guangzhou's main long-distance railway station when floods cut sections of routes to affected areas. Services were suspended for about an hour yesterday after heavy overnight rain. Trains between ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1297408/floods-northeast-china-kill-25
  7. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Flights hit as Typhoon Fitow heads towards Japan; China battens down

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... island chain of Okinawa yesterday. Japan, Taiwan and mainland China were all bracing for the storm, with Japan's meteorological agency warning of strong winds and heavy rain, as well ... alert yesterday, saying the storm would make landfall in the provinces of Zhejiang and Fujian . Meanwhile rescuers yesterday retrieved the bodies of four more fishermen from the South China Sea ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1325379/flights-hit-typhoon-fitow-heads-towards-japan-china-battens-down
  8. News - Asia - TYPHOON

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

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

    ... Haiyan moved out of the Philippines and into the South China Sea on Saturday, from where it tracked towards Vietnam. Although it weakened out at sea, more than 600,000 people were evacuated in Vietnam ahead of its expected landfall this morning. China was also bracing for the approaching storm. Some 250 flights were delayed or cancelled at the international airport in the Hainan tourist ...

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

    At least 1,200 feared dead as super typhoon devastates Philippine towns

    Posted Nov 09th 2013, 12:12pm by Reuters

    ... four yesterday, though forecasters said it could strengthen again over the South China Sea en route to Vietnam. Authorities in Vietnam have started to call back boats and prepare for possible ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1351560/least-1200-feared-dead-super-typhoon-devastates-philippine-towns
  10. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    25 dead in China and chaos at Hong Kong airport in wake of Typhoon Usagi

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 02:42am by Phila Siu, Tanna Chong, He Huifeng

    ... near Shanwei, according to China's National Meteorological Centre. At 7am, Usagi was about 180 kilometres northwest of Hong Kong and was forecast to move across the western Guangdong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1315653/25-dead-china-and-chaos-hong-kong-airport-wake-typhoon-usagi

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