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  1. News - Hong Kong - Krosa

    Typhoon season may not be over yet as Krosa heads Hong Kong's way

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 03:38pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com Hong Kong’s typhoon season may not be over yet as a late tropical storm Krosa looks set to affect the city this weekend. Krosa, now centred about 870 kilometres east-northeast of Manila, is forecast to head west and hit Luzon before going into the South China Sea, the Hong Kong Observatory said on Wednesday. A forecast track by the observatory ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Storm signal No 3 raised in Hong Kong as Jebi nears Guangdong

    Posted Aug 01st 2013, 12:18pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com The Hong Kong Observatory issued the strong-wind signal No 3 on Thursday at 4.10pm as tropical storm Jebi edges towards western Guangdong. This means that winds with mean speeds of 41 to 62 kilometres per hour are now expected. At 9pm, Tropical Storm Jebi was estimated to be about 630 kilometres south of Hong Kong and is forecast to move northwest ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - AIR POLLUTION

    Smog clogs Hong Kong’s skyline as ‘very high’ pollution levels recorded

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 03:02pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com Much of Hong Kong was shrouded in a haze on Thursday as a continental air stream associated with Tropical Cyclone Trami contributed to the trapping of pollutants in the city’s air. The air pollution index remained a “very high level” for most parts of the city on Thursday as smog and pollutants accumulated. The high air pollution is a result ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SEVERE TYPHOON USAGI

    Tai O residents slam red tape amid flooding woes

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam, Stuart Lau, Tanna Chong

    ... the announcements." Christina Or Lai-kum, the liaison officer-in-charge who arrived with other officials in Tai O after 3pm, said the government started preparations on Thursday but that the mechanism ...

  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Observatory blows it again with late lifting of No 8 signal

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... discovery process of the art market has always been something of a mystery to Lai See. So it is with some interest that we see that Sotheby's is anticipating a price of between HK$45 million ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong sees coldest day in May since 1917

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:48pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit Temperatures plunged to 16.6 degrees Celsius in the morning Thursday was the coldest May day in Hong Kong in almost a century, with temperatures plunging to 16.6 degrees Celsius in the morning. This was the lowest temperature recorded in May since 1917 by the Hong Kong Observatory. The last time Hong Kong was this cold in May, the world was still fighting a great ...

  8. 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

    ... seven missing. The town of Casiguran in the northeast was largely destroyed, and it was said to be the strongest storm so far this year. Reporting by Samuel Chan,  Jennifer Ngo, Lai Ying-kit ...



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