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  1. News - China - WEATHER

    Rains push Heilongjiang’s main river to record high

    Posted Aug 27th 2013, 09:44pm by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan in Beijing adrian.wan@scmp.com Local officials ordered to reinforce flood walls along waterway that marks border with Russia Rains push Heilongjiang's main river to record high Flooding in Heilongjiang province showed no sign of easing yesterday as heavy rain lashed areas along the river marking the border between China and Russia, pushing water levels to record ...

  2. News - China - WEATHER

    Storms and floods wreak havoc in north and south

    Posted Aug 17th 2013, 04:50pm by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Three provinces see mass evacuations while other end of country hit by rain, landslides Storms, floods ravage north and south Storms, floods and landslides have caused mass evacuations and billions of yuan in losses at opposite ends of the country. The worst floods in decades forced the relocation of tens of thousands of residents in three ...

  3. News - China - WEATHER

    China issues first ever heat alert as southeast swelters

    Posted Aug 01st 2013, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Authorities issue first ever heat alert One of the worst heatwaves in recorded Chinese history is roasting eastern and southern parts of the country, prompting the issuing of the first "level-two" national emergency alert for inclement weather. More than 10 people died from heat effects in Shanghai alone as the commercial hub saw its ...

  4. News - China - WEATHER

    Indonesian volcanic eruptions may cause southern China drought, expert says

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

    ... Adrian Wan in Beijing adrian.wan@scmp.com Climate scientist says recent volcanic activity caused recent dry spell in Malaysia, Singapore Eruptions in Indonesia may bring drought to south, 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 ...

  5. 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

    ... and 76 delayed. A woman was injured by a falling sign on Au Pui Wan Street in Sha Tin. She was taken to Prince of Wales Hospital with minor injuries and released. Later, a car carrying a Now TV news team crashed near the Cross Harbour Tunnel entrance in Wan Chai. A male driver and a male passenger were  hurt. They were taken to Ruttonjee Hospital with minor injuries. The deaths were ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Typhoon Usagi: Severe storm lashes Hong Kong

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

    ... Centre. Credit: Hong Kong Transport Department CCTV footage Live: Cross-Harbour Tunnel. Credit: Hong Kong Transport Department CCTV footage Live: Gloucester Road near Wan Chai Interchange. Credit: Hong ... 2013 10.43pm: Woman injured by falling parts (10 feet by 3 feet) of a sign board on Au Pui Wan Street in Sha Tin at about 9pm.  She was conscious when taken to Prince of Wales Hospital. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Hong Kong quickly returns to normal after storm warnings cancelled

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

    ... pic.twitter.com/BImLSS3Nct — MabelSieh (@MabelSieh) September 22, 2013 Video: Typhoon surfers: Brave souls hit the beach during Typhoon Usagi Star Ferry said that services between Wan Chai and Central and Tsim Sha ...

  8. 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

    ... Mercury soars as tropical storm Bebinca threatens squalls, disruption to dragon boats The No 3 strong-wind warning was hoisted last night as tropical storm Bebinca moved closer 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 ...

  9. 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

    ... Department said ferries connecting Tuen Mun, Tung Chung, Sha Lo Wan and Tai O had been halted. According to Cotai Jet, services going to and from Macau would be gradually suspended in the afternoon, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    Storm signal lowered No 3 as Typhoon Utor moves away from Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 06:10pm by Lai Ying-kit, Jennifer Ngo

    ... was reported hurt. A satellite dish on a Kowloon City rooftop was toppled by strong winds, taking down a street lamp as it fell yesterday afternoon. Another dish in To Kwa Wan also crashed to the ground, damaging three motorcycles. #HK #T8 #Utor So far the most spectacular fallen object seems to be this satellite dish in To Kwa Wan last night. pic.twitter.com/gROk6eRVOh — Brandon (@b3108) ...




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