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  1. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Hong Kong flight struck by lightning during first 'black' storm since 2010

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 12:00am by CLIFFORD LO AND THOMAS CHAN

    ... Clifford Lo and Thomas Chan Landslides and floods hit city, along with 15,000 lightning strikes in three hours Heavens open in first 'black' storm since 2010 Follow @SCMP_News A Hong Kong Express Airways Airbus was hit by lightning on Wednesday in the first 'black' storm to hit the city since 2010. The plane was struck shortly before 3pm as it flew in from ...

  2. News - China - WEATHER

    World marks hottest June since 1880 as temperatures soar in China

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:14pm by Ernest Kao, Kathy Gao, Danny Mok, AFP

    ... A thunderstorm then helped cool the city down. The Hong Kong Observatory recorded 6,207 lightning strikes over the city between 2pm and 5pm, with 4,574 of them cloud-to-ground. The storm came a day ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Hong Kong Observatory warns of thunderstorms and hail

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 08:10am by Amy Li

    ... that lightning struck the territory 71 times between 11am and midday. It issued a thunderstorm warning at 4.30am, leaving in place for most of the day. Gusts of wind reaching 90 kilometres per hour ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Wet weekend in store as thunderstorm, landslide warnings remain in force

    Posted May 09th 2014, 12:17am by Danny Mok and Eddie Lee

    ... Lightning and floods hit Hong Kong Last night the city was pummelled by rain, causing flash floods and leaving people wading through inches of filthy water. Roads in Central and Wan Chai were under ... in Wan Chai at 8am. Between 9pm last night and 2am the Observatory recorded 2,313 lightning strikes, with Hong Kong Island and Kowloon bearing the brunt with 1,345 strikes. Central, other parts ...

  5. 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

    ... 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. ...

  6. 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

    ... and the northeast New Territories, which saw 300-400mm of rainfall in 24 hours ending at 8am today, according to the Hong Kong Observatory. There were 3,436 lightning strikes from 7pm to 8am today across ...

  7. News - China - WEATHER

    Rain brings relief in Beijing as scorching heatwave persists for 18th day

    Posted Aug 12th 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... and duration," he said. Lightning killed a sanitation worker at Beijing Capital International Airport yesterday, and more than 100 flights were delayed, in addition to those cancelled. The worker ...



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