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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    No casualties as cyclone slams into Queensland coast, but alerts remain

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 01:33pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney While no casualties reported and destruction limited, warnings remain as storm heads south Cyclone slams into Queensland coast A tropical cyclone battered Australia's Barrier Reef coast yesterday, knocking out power and phone lines for thousands and threatening floods, despite weakening as it headed south towards major tourist resorts. Tens of thousands ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1478256/australia-avoids-worst-cyclone-ita-more-wind-rain-due
  2. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Tourists use picture perfect billboard as pollution mars Hong Kong harbour views

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 12:00am by ANDREA CHEN AND AMY NIP

    ... the architecture [on Hong Kong Island] clearly." Many mainland tourists shared Seager's sentiments that the weather was "foggy", but said the air was not as polluted ... Andrea Chen and Amy Nip Billboard offers picture perfect harbour views A hoarding showing Hong Kong's skyline has become a surprising hit among tourists over the past few days ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1298663/billboard-offers-picture-perfect-harbour-views
  3. News - Hong Kong

    Say goodbye to unusually warm Lunar New Year as temperatures plunge in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 10:15am by Staff Reporter

    ... weather this weekend led to a flood of tourists to Hong Kong's outlying islands. On Lamma, tourists and residents were forced to queue in order to board ferries on and off the island on Sunday and Monday.  Macau saw about 2.7 million people, mostly mainlanders and a smaller portion of Macanese, cross in and out through the main Gongbei Port checkpoint at Zhuhai by the end ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1420147/say-goodbye-unusually-warm-lunar-new-year-temperatures-plunge-hong
  4. News - China - WEATHER

    Typhoon Utor slams mainland after causing mayhem at sea

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

    ... mainland after mayhem at sea Guangdong and Hainan were on high alert yesterday for Typhoon Utor, which made landfall as the strongest storm to hit the provinces since 2008. Utor, the seventh named storm to hit the mainland this year, struck Yangxi county in Yangjiang, Guangdong, shortly before 4pm and seemed to be on a similar path as Typhoon Hagupit, which made landfall five years ago ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1296786/typhoon-utor-slams-mainland-after-causing-mayhem-sea
  5. News - Asia - TYPHOON

    Philippines Typhoon Haiyan death toll exceeds 10,000 as rescue effort continues

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 10:06am by AFP

    ... in Vietnam ahead of its expected landfall this morning. China was also bracing for the approaching storm. Some 250 flights were delayed or cancelled at the international airport in the Hainan tourist hub of Sanya. A nearby highway was also shut down. Guangdong-Hainan train-ferry services were suspended. About 16,000 passengers were left stranded, mainland media reported. Xinhua reported ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1352428/more-10000-feared-dead-after-typhoon-haiyan-devastates-philippines
  6. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong's cold, dirty weather to continue

    Posted Dec 29th 2013, 05:11am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Health Department warns sick and elderly to take more care during cold weather Chilly days are here to stay until year's end Hong Kong will shiver its way out of 2013, with the cold, smoggy spell set to continue in the last few days of the year as polluted air flows in from the mainland. The government opened cold-weather shelters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1392121/hong-kongs-cold-dirty-weather-continue
  7. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Ta Kwu Ling frosts up amid city's cold snap

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

    ... the mainland," the Observatory's scientific officer Tsoi Tze-shun said yesterday. "It will get warmer gradually as Hong Kong will be getting the easterly wind, which comes from the ocean ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1392684/ta-kwu-ling-frosts-amid-citys-cold-snap
  8. News - China - WEATHER

    Flash flood in Qinghai construction site kills 24

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 08:04pm by AFP, AP

    ... Agencies in Beijing and Taipei Typhoon causes landsides and flight delays in Taiwan; coastal provinces evacuate residents Mainland braces for impact of Trami The mainland braced itself ... The island's civil aviation regulator said at least 273 international and domestic flights were disrupted yesterday. Mainland authorities predicted Trami would make landfall in Fujian province ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1298366/china-braces-typhoon-flood-toll-rises
  9. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Filipinos recount terror of Typhoon Haiyan and liken impact to a tsunami

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 06:52am by AP, Reuters, AFP

    ... of the houses and buildings there had been destroyed or damaged. "It was like a 747 flying just above my roof," he said, describing the sound of the winds. On the tourist island of Cebu, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1352189/filipinos-recount-terror-typhoon-haiyan-and-liken-impact-tsunami
  10. News - China - WEATHER

    Southeastern provinces evacuate coastal areas ahead of Fitow's fury

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 01:43pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com 'Golden week' tourists told to leave islands as rare October typhoon is expected to make landfall on border of Fujian and Zhejiang Southeast ... as soon as possible. Zhejiang, Fujian and Shanghai had reportedly removed "golden week" tourists from offshore islands. Fujian authorities had evacuated about 96,000 people from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1325722/china-evacuates-417000-people-it-issues-highest-alert-typhoon-fitow

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