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  1. Weather - Hong Kong

    In the eye of the storm: Typhoons in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 07:09pm by Alex Millson, Cedric Sam, Olivia Rosenman, Jeremy Blum, Raquel Carvalho, Vicky Feng

    ... A two-part special report on how Hong Kong copes with tropical cyclones Special report: In this two-part multimedia feature, we take a look back at Hong Kong's historic typhoon encounters and explore how the territory copes with severe weather events. Click here to access the two-part multimedia series ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1571405/eye-storm-typhoons-hong-kong
  2. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Hong Kong likely to escape season's first super typhoon- but city will swelter

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 10:22am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Kong as storms usually move along the edge of the subtropical ridge, which is off the coast of Japan and Taiwan. But Hong Kong will feel the impact as the typhoon's outer air mass brings ... How typhoons are formed The US Joint Typhoon Warning Centre said wave heights in the Pacific Ocean were hitting a maximum of almost 12 metres. Showers are likely to creep in to Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1547900/first-super-typhoon-season-expected-slam-japan-hong-kong-observatory
  3. News - China - DISASTER

    Hainan villagers weren't warned how devastating superstorm Rammasun would be

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:53am by Keira Lu Huang

    ... on to tell individuals." Pan Jiayi, a professor of physical oceanography at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, said early warning systems could be developed to predict potential storm surges ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1570058/hainan-villagers-werent-warned-how-devastating-superstorm-rammasun-would
  4. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Hottest day of the year heralds start of Hong Kong's typhoon season

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 05:28am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Hottest day of the year so far heralds start of the typhoon season Hong Kong's typhoon season kicked off with something of a whimper yesterday, ... 33.5 degrees Celsius before the first typhoon signal of the season was raised at 5.40pm. Rain showers and ocean swells affected Hong Kong overnight as the storm headed towards the coast ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1533015/hottest-day-year-so-far-heralds-start-typhoon-season
  5. 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

    ... 40 degrees Celsius today. Hong Kong followed the global trend, also sweltering through its hottest June since records began in 1884. The Hong Kong Observatory said the monthly mean ... 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 ...

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

    Weekend washout likely as Rammasun approaches

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 05:16am by Johnny Tam

    ... this weekend with heavy showers and strong winds brought by Typhoon Rammasun expected to hit Hong Kong today and last until Monday. The No 3 typhoon signal, indicating strong winds, was hoisted ... predicted to moderate in the following couple of days but there would still be showers, forecasters said. Six Hong Kong Airlines flights between Hong Kong and Hainan were affected, with four ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555848/weekend-washout-likely-rammasun-approaches
  7. News - China - WEATHER

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

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

    ... some 720km east-northeast of Manila at noon today and was heading towards Taiwan, the Hong Kong Observatory said. The disaster-weary Philippines, still reeling from last week's assault ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1556935/typhoon-matmo-heading-towards-taiwan
  8. News - China - DISASTERS

    Another 'super typhoon' on the way as Matmo follows hot on the heels of deadly Rammasun

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:13am by Reuters, AFP, Bloomberg, Teddy Ng

    ... and the Philippines. Typhoon Matmo is centred some 1,000 kilometres east-southeast of Manila and is currently heading towards Taiwan, according to Hong Kong Observatory. The disaster-weary Philippines ... the South China Sea after passing the Philippines. The effects of Rammasun brought to an end the hot spell that had seen Hong Kong bake under blazing sunshine for the last few weeks, with June ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1556698/typhoon-rammasun-kills-14-southern-china
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555950/super-typhoon-rammasun-hit-southern-china-friday
  10. 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

    ... chaos came amid torrential rains in Hong Kong and the worst flooding to hit Shenzhen in six years, crippling an intercity railway to Guangzhou and grounding flights. The disruptions continued today as the first Hong Kong-bound train, Number T801, schedued to depart Guangzhou at 8.19am was cancelled due to the weather, the MTR Corporation said. But other trains on the line would ...

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

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