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  1. Nine killed by lightning in five months

    Posted Jun 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen About 670,000 bolts of lightning have struck the mainland in the past five months and nine people were killed, according to Yu Xinwen, spokesman for the China Meteorological Administration. Compared with the same period last year, the number of lightning strikes had increased by more than 13 per cent, Mr Yu said. However, the number of fatalities had dropped dramatically. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/682303/nine-killed-lightning-five-months
  2. Father drowns, four struck by lightning during storm

    Posted Aug 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the thunderstorm, four men survived being struck by lightning while working outside an aeroplane maintenance depot. The fatal accident took place at 2pm as the family of three were hiking along the Tai ... by lightning while working at the South Perimeter Road depot. The four were working under the wing of an aeroplane when they were hit. They were taken to Princess Margaret Hospital where three were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/561035/father-drowns-four-struck-lightning-during-storm
  3. Lightning kills one as storms rage

    Posted May 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok One person was killed and two were injured after being struck by lightning during a thunderstorm in Yangjiang, about 200km southwest of Guangzhou. The three people were trapped in a park by the storm when they were struck by lightning, the China News Service reported. However, it did not say when the incident happened. According to the report, about 500mm of rain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/547694/lightning-kills-one-storms-rage
  4. Hong Kong zapped by 4,500 lightning strikes in 2 hours

    Posted Jul 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Hong Kong was hit by more than 4,500 lightning strikes in two hours early yesterday- including 800 in a minute, according to one weather-monitoring group. The display ... temperature on record. For a second day, temperatures elsewhere were as high as 37 degrees, and a record 39 degrees in Macau. The Observatory said there were 4,593 lightning strikes between 1am ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/509020/hong-kong-zapped-4500-lightning-strikes-2-hours
  5. Lightning may have caused delays on West Rail

    Posted Jul 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Petrina Chan West Rail yesterday apologised to 70,000 commuters after signal and cable failures, probably triggered by lightning, caused service interruptions over eight ... failure after a lightning strike at 10.27pm. The disruption lasted about five hours, from 5.34am, when the signal problem was discovered, until 10.15am. The KCRC posted notices and made broadcasts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/509225/lightning-may-have-caused-delays-west-rail
  6. Observatory offers lightning map

    Posted Mar 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... CHEUNG CHI-FAI Outdoor workers and sports lovers could be better protected from lightning strikes under an online initiative launched by the Observatory to plot strikes. The system, available in June, will collect information about lightning across the Pearl River Delta, but it will not replace the existing thunderstorm warning system. Lightning strikes would be plotted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/494026/observatory-offers-lightning-map
  7. Online lightning map to help improve safety

    Posted Mar 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Outdoor workers and sports lovers could be better protected from lightning strikes under an online initiative launched by the Observatory to plot strikes. The system, available in June, will collect information about lightning across the Pearl River Delta, but it will not replace the existing thunderstorm warning system. Lightning strikes would be plotted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/494065/online-lightning-map-help-improve-safety
  8. Lightning detectors to pinpoint strikes

    Posted Feb 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Internet users in the Pearl River Delta will be able to track lightning strikes quickly and accurately when five monitoring stations are built next year. Joseph Poon Hoi-to, senior scientific officer of the Hong Kong Observatory, said it was intended people could learn the location of a lightning strike - to an accuracy of 500 metres - within a minute of it occurring. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/445103/lightning-detectors-pinpoint-strikes
  9. Taken by storm

    Posted Oct 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... When a storm is brewing and there's a thrill of excitement in the air, head to one of the following restaurants. They offer adventurous food, dramatic decor or floor-to-ceiling windows that allow diners to watch the rain splash against the glass and lightning strike above the city lights. At Pierre, you will experience complex tastes and artistic presentation, while ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/656521/taken-storm
  10. Beijing's smoggy skies expected to clear in time for celebrations

    Posted Oct 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Woods Lee Smog hung over Beijing yesterday, the eve of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic, but officials promised clear weather today. The Beijing Meteorological Station issued a thunder and lightning yellow warning at 9.25pm. Thunder and lightning were expected to hit Beijing and last to 4am to 7am today, said Guo Hu, head of the station. Rain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/694125/beijings-smoggy-skies-expected-clear-time-celebrations

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