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  1. 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

    ... before the "Great Heat", one of the 24 solar terms of the traditional calendar. Great Heat usually falls between July 22 and 24. READ: 5,000 tourists evacuated as Taiwan battens down for Typhoon Matmo On the mainland yesterday, the weather observatory in Xian in Shaanxi province issued a red alert for heat, with the temperature rising to 39 degrees Celsius. Similarly hot weather ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557153/world-marks-hottest-june-1880-temperatures-soar-china
  2. News - China - WEATHER

    Severe damage and casualties as Super Typhoon Rammasun pummels southern China

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 07:01am by Andrea Chen, Patrick Boehler

    ... The meteorological centre and the Hong Kong Observatory have classified Rammasun as a "super typhoon" and the strongest to hit southern China since 1973. The mainland issued its highest "red" typhoon alert for the first time this year. More than 334,000 homes in Hainan lost power and nearly all water supply in the capital Haikou was cut off, mainland media reported. "The ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555950/super-typhoon-rammasun-hit-southern-china-friday
  3. 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
  4. News - China

    800 flee forest fire; two die of heatstroke as China gripped by 40C temperatures

    Posted May 30th 2014, 03:57am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... at about 3pm yesterday, razing through the Xianguding national park with many tourist attractions. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but heat waves in many parts of China were ... been climbing across the northern mainland, including in Hebei, Shandong, Henan and Anhui. The hot weather was expected to persist today, with the National Meteorological Centre predicting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1521463/2-reported-dead-heatwave-grips-nation
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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

    ... on the Longhua district of northern Shenzhen by 7pm, according to the Shenzhen Meteorological Bureau. "We were alerted by the mainland authorities that services had to be cancelled because of bad ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1510155/downpour-shenzhen-cripples-rail-link-hong-kong-guangzhou
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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