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  1. 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

    ... That was followed on May 8 another ‘black’ signal, breaking another record – it was the first time since 1998’s revision that two black rainstorms had hit Hong Kong before June. A statement issued by Hong ... Kong as storms usually move along the edge of the subtropical ridge, which is off the coast of Japan and Taiwan. But Hong Kong will feel the impact as the typhoon's outer air mass brings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1547900/first-super-typhoon-season-expected-slam-japan-hong-kong-observatory
  2. 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

    ... 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 ... the Observatory recorded 10mm of rainfall and detected lightning over Lantau, Lamma and Hong Kong Island. The thunderstorm signal was raised for three hours, and gusts of over 70km/h were recorded. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1509339/wet-weather-last-until-monday-hong-kong-buffeted-more-rainstorms
  3. 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

    ... chaos came amid torrential rains in Hong Kong and the worst flooding to hit Shenzhen in six years, crippling an intercity railway to Guangzhou and grounding flights. The disruptions continued today as the first Hong Kong-bound train, Number T801, schedued to depart Guangzhou at 8.19am was cancelled due to the weather, the MTR Corporation said. But other trains on the line would ...

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

    Hottest day of the year heralds start of Hong Kong's typhoon season

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 05:28am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Hottest day of the year so far heralds start of the typhoon season Hong Kong's typhoon season kicked off with something of a whimper yesterday, ... 33.5 degrees Celsius before the first typhoon signal of the season was raised at 5.40pm. Rain showers and ocean swells affected Hong Kong overnight as the storm headed towards the coast ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1533015/hottest-day-year-so-far-heralds-start-typhoon-season
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Typhoon Neoguri threatens cities on Japan's central islands

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:58pm by AP

    ... the main island of Honshu, which includes Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. Kyushu's Fukuoka prefecture issued warnings for strong winds, high tides and heavy rains, and advised people to stay indoors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1550623/typhoon-neoguri-threatens-cities-japans-central-islands
  6. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Weakened Typhoon Neoguri still packs torrential punch as it hits Japan

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:08am by Reuters

    ... but remained intense, with gusts of more than 250km/h. It was powering through the Okinawa island chain, where emergency rain and high-seas warnings were in effect. Watch: Japan issues highest alert ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1549435/super-typhoon-pounds-japan-islands-winds-250kmh
  7. News - World - WEATHER

    Hurricane Arthur slams eastern Canadian provinces, causing power cuts

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:31am by AP

    ... nearly 13cm of rain had fallen in New Brunswick. By early yesterday Hong Kong time, Arthur was 30km southwest of Moncton, New Brunswick, with sustained winds of 90 km/h. Nova Scotia Power said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1548099/hurricane-arthur-slams-eastern-canadian-provinces-causing-power-cuts
  8. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong's cold, dirty weather to continue

    Posted Dec 29th 2013, 05:11am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Health Department warns sick and elderly to take more care during cold weather Chilly days are here to stay until year's end Hong Kong will shiver ... to appropriately respond to the cold weather," a Department of Health statement said. It urged the public, particularly the sick and elderly, to take precautions against the cold. "Cold weather ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1392121/hong-kongs-cold-dirty-weather-continue
  9. 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

    ... in their 50s, died in hospital on Tuesday from heatstroke, the Kunming-based Metropolitan Times reported. In Hong Kong, a policeman died while jogging on Tuesday on the hottest day of the year so far in the city. The 45-year-old constable’s collapse came less than an hour before the Hong Kong Observatory issued a “very hot” weather warning that afternoon. A colleague who was jogging with him at Sai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1521463/2-reported-dead-heatwave-grips-nation
  10. 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

    ... FlightAware.com No Hong Kong flights to or from New York's John F. Kennedy airport were disrupted or delayed. More than 400 flights were cancelled at Toronto's Pearson International Airport, ... 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

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