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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney While no casualties reported and destruction limited, warnings remain as storm heads south Cyclone slams into Queensland coast A tropical cyclone battered Australia's Barrier Reef coast yesterday, knocking out power and phone lines for thousands and threatening floods, despite weakening as it headed south towards major tourist resorts. Tens of thousands ...

  2. 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

    ... and a record-breaking heatwave across Australia- signalled the uphill task ahead, Observatory director Shun Chi-ming said yesterday. "We can't attribute every extreme weather condition to climate ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Three dead, hundreds injured as new storm batters Japan

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

    ... yesterday after a fresh snowstorm left three people dead and 850 injured following last week's deadly blizzard. Snow began falling on Friday morning in the capital, Tokyo, and piled up to 26cm by early yesterday, a week after the heaviest snowfall in decades left at least 11 people dead and more than 1,200 injured across the nation. A driver was killed on Friday in a crash involving his ...

  4. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Hundreds of cars stuck in snow-hit Japan

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 04:31pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Hundreds of cars stuck in snowbound Japan Hundreds of cars were yesterday stuck on a hillside trunk road north of Tokyo after it was hit by a snowstorm ... drivers have run out of gasoline so they need temporary shelter." Up to 250 cars are stuck on the road. The temperature fell as low as minus 3.6 degrees Celsius early yesterday in Karuizawa, ...

  5. News - China - WEATHER

    Beijing sees third-longest winter stretch without snowfall

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

    ... has been experiencing one of its most snow-free winters. Yesterday marked the 92nd straight day without snow in the capital, making it the third-longest winter dry spell since records began. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Ta Kwu Ling frosts up amid city's cold snap

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

    ... 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 also hit by the cold snap, with temperatures at about five degrees in Tai Po and seven degrees in Sheung Shui yesterday morning. "Hong Kong is being affected by the cold wind from ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong's cold, dirty weather to continue

    Posted Dec 29th 2013, 05:11am by Christy Choi

    ... for a third day yesterday and four elderly people were sent to hospital with hypothermia as the city recorded some of its lowest temperatures in three years. Two of the four people in hospital were ... and Mong Kok yesterday registered high and very high levels of pollution- with a peak of 140 in Central. The air pollution index measures concentrations of major pollutants such as carbon monoxide ...

  8. 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

    ... Hong Kong-bound flights, operated by Air Canada (AC015) and Cathay Pacific (CX825) that left Toronto on Sunday, arrived five hours late. Robin Hutchinson landed yesterday in Toronto from Hong ... tho," she tweeted. Yesterday, Cathay flights CX828 and CX826 from Hong Kong arrived in Toronto five and four hours late respectively. Cathay said it aided passengers who missed connections. ...

  9. News - Asia - DISASTER

    At least 1,200 feared dead as super typhoon devastates Philippine towns

    Posted Nov 09th 2013, 12:12pm by Reuters

    ... typhoon horror One of the most powerful typhoons in history is believed to have killed 1,200 people in the Philippines, the Red Cross said yesterday, as rescue workers raced to reach towns ... four yesterday, though forecasters said it could strengthen again over the South China Sea en route to Vietnam. Authorities in Vietnam have started to call back boats and prepare for possible ...

  10. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Thousands evacuated as Philippine residents brace for Typhoon Haiyan

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 09:37pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Manila Mass evacuation as Philippines braces for Haiyan Philippine authorities were yesterday evacuating thousands of people in eastern provinces ahead of Typhoon Haiyan, predicted to be the strongest cyclone to hit the Southeast Asian nation this year. Haiyan was expected to enter Philippine waters this morning, and to be packing winds of at least 185km/h when ...




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