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  1. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Weekend washout likely as Rammasun approaches

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

    ... yesterday afternoon as the storm churned across the South China Sea after cutting a swathe through the Philippines. But the Observatory said higher storm signals were unlikely, despite Rammasun ... Guangdong and Hainan Island. Strong east to southeasterly winds, occasionally reaching gale force, were recorded offshore and on high ground last night and were forecast to continue today. Sea ...

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

    ... earlier predicted that is would become a 'super typhoon'- a storm with sustained winds of over 185km/h- as it crossed the South China Sea after passing the Philippines. The China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1556935/typhoon-matmo-heading-towards-taiwan
  3. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Deadly Typhoon Rammasun sets sights on China after shutting down Manila

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 06:55pm by AGENCIES

    ... anywhere. It killed more than 6,100 people in the central provinces, many in tsunami-like sea surges, and left millions homeless. Tropical Storm Risk, which monitors cyclones, downgraded Rammasun to a category-one storm on a scale of one to five as it headed northwest into the South China Sea. Haiyan was category five. A category-one storm has sustained winds of up to 153km/h. But it predicted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555380/typhoon-rammasun-heads-china-after-shutting-down-manila
  4. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Thousands evacuated and flights grounded as Typhoon Rammasun closes in on Philippines

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:02pm by Alex Millson

    ... stranded in ports, where coast guard officials warned them from venturing into the seas. Watch: Philippines braces for Typhoon Rammasun While it is unclear whether the typhoon will head to Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1554005/typhoon-due-hit-philippines-and-bring-washout-weather-hong-kong-weekend
  5. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Weakened Typhoon Neoguri still packs torrential punch as it hits Japan

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:08am by Reuters

    ... but remained intense, with gusts of more than 250km/h. It was powering through the Okinawa island chain, where emergency rain and high-seas warnings were in effect. Watch: Japan issues highest alert ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1549435/super-typhoon-pounds-japan-islands-winds-250kmh
  6. 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

    ... hour towards the seas east of Taiwan and the vicinity of the Ryukyu Islands." Observatory scientific officer Tam Yee-ting said there is "little chance" that Neoguri will hit Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1547900/first-super-typhoon-season-expected-slam-japan-hong-kong-observatory
  7. 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

    ... said this phenomenon was closely tied to the melting of Arctic ice as a result of rising sea surface temperatures. "As climate change progresses, more extreme weather will arise," ... challenging." The typhoon forecast, made based on sea surface temperatures of the Pacific Ocean, was "normal", he said. The city's unusually cold snap this winter was because ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1450843/hongkongers-should-prepare-4-7-typhoons-year-says-observatory
  8. News - World - WEATHER

    Ice daggers threaten New York pedestrians as big chill begins to thaw

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 09:20pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Some city streets are closed as the thaw from the US big chill leavesmany of the residents watching warily for threats of injury from above Ice daggers threaten New York pedestrians Residents of US cities facing one of the most brutal winters on record have been dealing with something far more dangerous than snow: ice falling from skyscrapers. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1432078/ice-daggers-threaten-new-york-pedestrians-big-chill-begins-thaw
  9. News - Asia - WEATHER

    El Nino increasingly likely to start this summer, say Japanese forecasters

    Posted May 12th 2014, 03:20pm by Reuters, AFP

    ... weather agency said on Monday. El Nino, a warming of sea-surface temperatures in the Pacific, can trigger both floods and drought in different regions, hitting production of key foods ... fastest of anywhere on earth,” she said. The study’s authors analysed ice cores from Antarctica, along with data from tree rings and lakes in South America, using the southern hemisphere’s most ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1510551/el-nino-increasingly-likely-start-summer-say-japanese-forecasters
  10. 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

    ... into ice storm Thousands of travellers face Christmas misery as storms wreak havoc at popular holiday destinations for Hongkongers. A major snow and ice storm moving across central and eastern ... of the worst ice storms we've seen," Toronto Hydro Chief Executive Officer Anthony Haines said. But Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said it was too early to declare a state of emergency. "If ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1389391/hong-kongs-christmas-travellers-fly-ice-storm-blizzards-sweep-across

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