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  1. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Up to seven typhoons will hit Hong Kong this year Observatory says, as it reveals new nine-day forecast

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 06:21pm by Ernest Kao

    ... the weatherman will implement a nine-day forecast to replace the current seven-day system begun in 2003. Technology would help the Observatory achieve 80 per cent accuracy, Shun said. ...

  2. News - China - WEATHER

    Typhoon Matmo on course to strike Taiwan as Rammasun death toll rises

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 05:30am by Alex Millson

    ... crops and damaged buildings, Xinhua reported. The civil affairs ministry said the storm had claimed 18 lives- nine on Hainan Island and nine in Guangxi region- as it swept north to Vietnam. ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Tornadoes strike Oklahoma City again, killing at least nine

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Oklahoma Eleven days after savage twister flattened suburb of Moore, Midwestern community awakes again to scene of destruction and at least nine deaths Round two for Oklahoma ... on Friday set off tornadoes and severe flooding that caused widespread damage throughout the region and claimed at least nine victims, including two children. None of the tornadoes were as powerful ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Ta Kwu Ling frosts up amid city's cold snap

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 04:57am by Phila Siu

    ... Separately, the Observatory forecast that temperatures this morning would be between five and 15 degrees in Guangzhou; nine and 16 degrees in Shenzhen; and five to 16 degrees in Huizhou. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Hong Kong's Christmas travellers fly into ice storm as blizzards sweep across the US and Canada

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 11:28pm

    ... York and northern New England. At least nine deaths were blamed on the storm. They included five killed in flooding in Kentucky, three traffic deaths on icy roads in Oklahoma and a woman who ...

  6. News - China - WEATHER

    Typhoon Utor slams mainland after causing mayhem at sea

    Posted Aug 15th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... of the rest were in Maoming. Waves between six and nine metres tall- the biggest in 50 years- were spotted off Guangdong's coast, prompting the National Marine Environmental Forecasting Centre ...

  7. 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

    ... but there was no official warning as it was still nine years before the Observatory would be established. In 1906, a warning was issued just 20 minutes before gales began blowing. By 1937, forecasts had improved, ...

  8. News - China - WEATHER

    China issues first ever heat alert as southeast swelters

    Posted Aug 01st 2013, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... and counties had seen temperatures exceed 40 degrees in July. The level-two warning- the highest for heat-related weather conditions- applies to nine provinces and municipalities: Anhui, Jiangsu, ...

  9. News - China - WEATHER

    Typhoon Soulik lashes eastern China after deadly Taiwan landfall

    Posted Jul 13th 2013, 06:26pm by Bloomberg, AFP, AP

    ... said. The onslaught continued for much of the day but at 5pm the CWB downgraded Soulik to a tropical storm as it headed into the Chinese mainland. Nine people were rescued from flooded homes ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Strong winds wreak havoc across city

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Lucky escape for driver as winds wreak havoc A truck driver escaped serious injury when his vehicle was crushed by one of 10 shipping containers that tumbled from their stacks after being hit by strong winds in Tsing Yi yesterday. The Observatory said gusts of more than 80km/h were recorded in the district when the accident happened shortly ...




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