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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

    ... 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 ... Shun said. This year, the number of typhoons tipped to come within 500 kilometres of the city- the criterion for determining a typhoon has arrived- will be similar to the seven that hit last ...

  2. News - China - WEATHER

    Indonesian volcanic eruptions may cause southern China drought, expert says

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

    ... month, typically the driest month of the year, leaving the lush city-state  parched and prompting officials to warn residents to conserve water. The environment agency expects the dry weather ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CLIMATE

    City swelters as it waits for bad weather to roll in

    Posted Jun 21st 2013, 08:05pm by JOYCE NG AND JOLIE HO

    ... to the city, raising the prospect of heavy rain and squalls. A glass pane on Wan Chai's Convention and Exhibition Centre measuring 1 metre by 5 metres cracked into pieces at about 9pm. No one ... along 300 kilometres southwest of the city tomorrow." The storm is forecast to make its way along the coast of western Guangdong towards Hainan , with winds easing tomorrow but squally ...

  4. News - China

    Second snowfall in Beijing fails to clear air for Lantern Festival

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 07:50pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Laura Zhou Residents in Beijing were met with a flurry of snow on Thursday morning, the second snowfall which surprisingly failed to disperse pollution in the capital city. A blanket of polluted air has covered the city since Wednesday morning, as readings from the new official air quality index issued by the Beijing environmental monitoring centre hit between 200 to 250. ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Three dead, hundreds injured as new storm batters Japan

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 05:07am by AFP

    ... and flooding some roads in downtown Tokyo yesterday, and television footage showed hundreds of passengers resting on benches and floors under blankets at the city's Haneda airport ... as well as some slightly diminished snowmen were still in evidence across the city. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Ta Kwu Ling frosts up amid city's cold snap

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 04:57am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Temperatures in northern New Territories fall below 2 degrees and farmers worry over crops Ta Kwu Ling frosts up as cold snap hits city Ta Kwu Ling in the northern New Territories was covered in frost yesterday morning as temperatures plunged to 1.9 degrees Celsius- the coldest day in the area this year. Other districts in the New Territories were ...

  7. News - World - WEATHER

    Snow grounds planes in US northeast, hitting returning Superbowl fans

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 11:23pm by Reuters

    ... weather-forecasting groundhog Punxsutawney Phil right. Travellers leaving the New York city area on Monday, after the previous night's Super Bowl championship American football game, faced long delays ... York Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference. He said the efforts to plough the city's streets were aimed at improving performance in the wake of the cleanup of a big storm in late ...

  8. 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.  ...

  9. News - Asia - WEATHER

    18,000 flee new storm Kajiki in central Philippines, wrecked by Haiyan

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 04:40am by BLOOM

    ... supply has yet to be fully restored in the city, which suffered the most from the typhoon, according to a recent risk agency report. The Philippines, battered by cyclones that form over ...

  10. News - China - WEATHER

    Beijing sees third-longest winter stretch without snowfall

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 04:25pm by Angela Meng

    ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com Snow has not fallen in Beijing for 92 days, the third-longest seasonal dry stretch, and residents say strange weather makes them ill Capital waiting for white winter While the winds and blizzards of North America's polar vortex closed airports and roads across the continent- making some cities temporarily colder than the South Pole- Beijing ...




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