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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Hail storm adds drama to run of tumultuous weather

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

    ... of violent weather, with 10,000 cloud-to-ground lightning strikes recorded from 10pm on Wednesday to midnight- more than double the 4,900 recorded in two hours early on Tuesday. The thunderstorm ... The lightning led to at least 29 power failures and two voltage dips on Wednesday night, according to CLP Power. The Fire Services Department also received 40 reports of people trapped in lifts. Most ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/509228/hail-storm-adds-drama-run-tumultuous-weather
  8. 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
  9. Pudong struck by blackout

    Posted Aug 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... About 200,000 residents and businesses in Shanghai's premier Pudong development zone were left without electricity for several hours on Monday after lightning and rainstorms damaged equipment, officials and local media said yesterday. Officials said the widespread blackouts were under investigation, but insisted that were caused by natural phenomena. Cables and transmission ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/426057/pudong-struck-blackout
  10. PICK OF THE DAY

    Posted Aug 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... classmate, Eric (Shawn Ashmore), during an electrical storm, they are both struck by lightning - resulting in all of Clark's superpowers being transferred to Eric. Clark's happiness ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/423807/pick-day

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