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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

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Observatory says weather will be more extreme and unpredictable because of climate change Forecasts warn of four to seven typhoons this year Hong Kong ... episodes remains." Meteorologists believe Hong Kong sea levels will rise 40cm on average by the middle of the century as temperatures increase roughly 2 degrees Celsius. From next month, ...

  2. 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

    ... set to drop back to the low to mid teens by the weekend.  According to the Hong Kong Observatory, the city will reach lows of 17C through the rest of this week, plunging to 13C on Sunday.  This Lunar New Year was unusually warm, with temperatures hitting 26C in some areas of Hong Kong.  Traditionally, the weather in Hong Kong during this period is cloudy with showers.  The warmer ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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

    ... FlightAware.com No Hong Kong flights to or from New York's John F. Kennedy airport were disrupted or delayed. More than 400 flights were cancelled at Toronto's Pearson International Airport, ... Hong Kong-bound flights, operated by Air Canada (AC015) and Cathay Pacific (CX825) that left Toronto on Sunday, arrived five hours late. Robin Hutchinson landed yesterday in Toronto from Hong ...

  5. News - China - WEATHER

    Indonesian volcanic eruptions may cause southern China drought, expert says

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 05:51am by Adrian Wan

    ... expert says Recent unusually dry weather in Malaysia and Singapore is probably the result of recent volcanic eruptions in Indonesia, says a Hong Kong earth scientist.  And the same volcanic activity may cause a severe drought in southern China too, climate-change veteran Wyss Yim Wai-shu says. The honorary professor of earth sciences at the University of Hong Kong said two eruptions ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - Krosa

    Typhoon season may not be over yet as Krosa heads Hong Kong's way

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 03:38pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com Hong Kong’s typhoon season may not be over yet as a late tropical storm Krosa looks set to affect the city this weekend. Krosa, now centred about 870 kilometres east-northeast of Manila, is forecast to head west and hit Luzon before going into the South China Sea, the Hong Kong Observatory said on Wednesday. A forecast track by the observatory ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    25 dead in China and chaos at Hong Kong airport in wake of Typhoon Usagi

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 02:42am by Phila Siu, Tanna Chong, He Huifeng

    ... across Hong Kong and Guangdong last night, killing 25 people and injuring at least four others. Air travellers faced another day of chaos today as airlines struggled to clear a backlog ... reported by Chinese state media after Usagi - which meteorologists say was the world's most powerful storm this year - made landfall in Guangdong province northeast of Hong Kong on Sunday ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Typhoon Usagi: Severe storm lashes Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 05:42pm by Staff Reporters

    ... Kong, throwing flight schedules into disarray and bringing flooding to some areas. SCMP.com was on hand to live blog. 1.05am: Severe Typhoon Usagi has weakened into a typhoon, says Hong Kong Observatory. The number 8 storm signal will remain in force overnight, as the typhoon moves away from Hong Kong.  1am: Usagi remains centred about 80 kilometres north of Hong Kong Observatory (near ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Hong Kong quickly returns to normal after storm warnings cancelled

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 08:55am by Staff Reporters

    ... Staff reporters, SCMP readers Services resuming after Typhoon Usagi leaves Hong Kong Life and business in Hong Kong was quickly returning to normal after the Observatory cancelled all storm warnings at 10.25am. Video: Buses and MTR resume operation as Typhoon Usagi leaves Hong Kong It had previously lowered the storm signal from T8 to T3 at 9.20am. Video: Rain continues ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    T8 signal raised in Hong Kong as Typhoon Usagi closes in

    Posted Sep 19th 2013, 02:00pm by Tanna Chong, Ada Lee, JOANNA CHIU

    ... Tanna Chong, Ada Lee and Joanna Chiu Hong Kong Observatory has issued No 8 storm signal for Typhoon Usagi City braces for worst storm in 34 years The Hong Kong Observatory issued the T8 ... signal would be hoisted before 7pm. The Hong Kong Obsevatory said that Usagi would make landfall to the east of Hong Kong and will skirt the territory at around 100km or less to the north later ...




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