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  1. News - China

    Shenzhen residents slam authorities after city paralysed by floods

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

    ... infrastructure," said Ray Cai, whose car got stranded. "The Shenzhen government should feel ashamed to call it one of China's most developed cities. A world-class metropolis by 2020? Please ... punished for the losses." Xiong Yang, of the NGO Green River, said the floods were largely the result of aggressive urbanisation. Vast road networks and destroyed green belts meant some cities ...

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

    ... 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 - WEATHER

    Dozens killed as torrential rains lash the south

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:06am by Keith Zhai

    ... likely to continue in the south and that rivers in Guangdong province may hit flood danger levels in the coming week, the China News Service said. Heavy rains have destroyed nearly 10,000 homes ... storms hit the area on Friday, the China News Service said. Heavy downpours caused rivers to overflow their banks and a dam to burst, submerging areas in the north and west of Guizhou province, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1538551/dozens-killed-torrential-rains-lash-south
  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

    ... at about 3pm yesterday, razing through the Xianguding national park with many tourist attractions. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but heat waves in many parts of China were ...

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

    ... improve gradually tomorrow. While there were no reports of deaths in Hong Kong or Shenzhen, extreme weather in other parts of southern and eastern China killed at least 21 people. In Qingdao city, ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1510155/downpour-shenzhen-cripples-rail-link-hong-kong-guangzhou
  6. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    More amber rainstorms continue to swirl over Hong Kong

    Posted May 11th 2014, 04:58am by Ada Lee and Ernest Kao

    ... Ada Lee and Ernest Kao City buffeted by more wind and rain The city woke up to yet another amber rainstorm on Sunday morning as a low pressure trough continued to swirl above southern China, bringing unsettled weather to the region. The Hong Kong Observatory raised an amber signal at 7.55am, an hour after a thunderstorm warning was issued, as 30 to 50 millimetres of rain per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1509339/wet-weather-last-until-monday-hong-kong-buffeted-more-rainstorms
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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