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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Typhoon Utor sinks cargo ship off Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 14th 2013, 05:35pm by Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong and Lai Ying-kit

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong and Lai Ying-kit Helicopter rescue teams saved 21 crew members from a cargo ship that sank off Hong Kong on Wednesday after Severe Typhoon Utor caused waves of up to 15 metres, officials said. The crew abandoned ship as the 190-metre-long bulk carrier Trans Summer sank 80 kilometres southwest of Hong Kong, the city’s Flying Services said. Some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1296662/typhoon-utor-sinks-cargo-ship-hong-kong
  2. News - China - WEATHER

    Indonesian volcanic eruptions may cause southern China drought, expert says

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

    ... 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 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 ...

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

    Hainan villagers weren't warned how devastating superstorm Rammasun would be

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:53am by Keira Lu Huang

    ... on to tell individuals." Pan Jiayi, a professor of physical oceanography at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, said early warning systems could be developed to predict potential storm surges ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1570058/hainan-villagers-werent-warned-how-devastating-superstorm-rammasun-would
  4. Weather - Hong Kong

    In the eye of the storm: How deadly typhoons have changed the face of Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 07:09pm by Alex Millson, Cedric Sam, Olivia Rosenman, Jeremy Blum, Raquel Carvalho, Vicky Feng

    ... Alex Millson, Cedric Sam, Olivia Rosenman, Jeremy Blum, Raquel Carvalho and Vicky Feng A two-part special report on how Hong Kong copes with tropical cyclones Special report: In this two-part multimedia feature, we take a look back at Hong Kong's historic typhoon encounters and explore how the territory copes with severe weather events. Click here to access the two-part ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1571405/eye-storm-typhoons-hong-kong
  5. 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

    ... 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 ... How typhoons are formed The US Joint Typhoon Warning Centre said wave heights in the Pacific Ocean were hitting a maximum of almost 12 metres. Showers are likely to creep in to Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1547900/first-super-typhoon-season-expected-slam-japan-hong-kong-observatory
  6. News - Hong Kong - CELEBRATION

    Bad weather likely to cast cloud over Mid-Autumn Festival, predicts Observatory

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 10:46am by Ernest Kao

    ... DON'T MISS: In the eye of the storm: How deadly typhoons have changed the face of Hong Kong The Marine Department yesterday also advised boat owners to take precautionary measures and secure ... Fengshen is expected to move across the sea south of Japan later this week in the direction of Hong Kong and is expected to continue to intensify. Few typhoons have affected the city directly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1587092/t1-signal-raised-storm-heads-towards-coast-china
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Making sense of typhoons by flying into the eye of the storm

    Posted Sep 01st 2013, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... in the afternoon of August 13, while the No 3 signal was issued in Hong Kong, the Observatory meteorologist Wong Wai-kin was in a small plane over the South China Sea, flying at 2,400 metres, just above ... to impact Hong Kong, at least four forecasters man the Observatory's forecasting room round the clock. In the room, monitors display radar and satellite images, wind measurements and more. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1300881/making-sense-typhoons-flying-eye-storm

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