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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

    ... 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 ...

  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

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

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

    ... be further downgraded to a tropical low. He expected the cyclone to head out "into the Coral Sea somewhere off the north tropical coast" today or tomorrow. "But it's still packing ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - China - WEATHER

    Indonesian volcanic eruptions may cause southern China drought, expert says

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

    ... and timing, it can also cause flooding, he said. In 1982, when Mexico’s El Chichon erupted, spreading its volcanic cloud to the South China Sea, Hong Kong recorded its second wettest year. ...

  5. News - World

    Danger warnings issued as storms and high tides batter Britain

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 05:36am by AFP

    ... the sea whipped up by 112 km/h winds at high tide. "What they cannot know is what is in these waves. The sea takes up a lot of rock, rubble and stones and throws them violently about," ...

  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 ... yesterday to issue a red alert for waves, the most severe warning. Seas of up to 15 metres were blamed for sinking a 190-metre cargo ship from Hong Kong off the Wanshan Archipelago, which sits ...

  7. News - China - WEATHER

    Thousands stuck in Kunming airport as China freezes

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 02:48pm by AFP

    ... average temperatures of minus 15.3 degrees Celsius, its coldest winter for 43 years. Plunging temperatures trapped around 1,000 ships in sea ice off eastern China’s Shandong province this week, Xinhua reported, while snowfall delayed more than 140 flights in Beijing last month, the China Daily said. An annual Ice and Snow Festival in the northeastern city of Harbin, famous for its ...

  8. News - Asia - TYPHOON

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

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

    ... Haiyan moved out of the Philippines and into the South China Sea on Saturday, from where it tracked towards Vietnam. Although it weakened out at sea, more than 600,000 people were evacuated ... that six sailors were missing from a Guangxi cargo ship after it was blown out to sea from a Sanya harbour. According to the online news portal of Haikou, Hainan province was hit by strong winds ...

  9. News - Asia - TYPHOON

    More than 600,000 evacuated as Vietnam braces for Typhoon Haiyan

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 03:13pm by AFP

    ... system- one of the most intense typhoons on record when it tore into the Philippines- has weakened over the South China Sea and is expected to hit as a weaker category 1 storm, meteorologists ... roads, damaged sea dykes and tore the roofs off hundreds of thousands of houses. ...

  10. News - China - WEATHER

    Cold front to bring snow and ice to Beijing and northern provinces

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Temperatures to head towards zero today but chill winds should be over before party congress Northern provinces brace for wintry blast A cold front will bring a blast of early winter weather across much of northern China today, ...




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