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Hong Kong issues rainstorm warning signal for second day in a row as wet weather soaks city

Sunny conditions are expected to return over the weekend

PUBLISHED : Friday, 04 August, 2017, 8:44am
UPDATED : Friday, 04 August, 2017, 9:06am

Torrential rain pounded Hong Kong on Friday morning, with residents waking up to an amber storm warning signal ahead of their commute to work.

For the second morning in a row, the Observatory issued a rainstorm warning with the amber signal in force at 6.20am.

This meant more than 30 millimetres of rain have been recorded in the past hour, and showers were likely to continue.

By 8.20am, the signal was cancelled as the downpour eased.

On Thursday morning, the red signal – the second highest in a three-tier warning system – was issued.

Since the early hours of Friday, more than 50 millimetres of rain fell on western Lantau Island and eastern Hong Kong Island.

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The Observatory expected cloudy conditions to remain for the day, with sunny intervals in the afternoon. The maximum temperature is expected to be hit about 32 degrees Celsius.

There may be respite from the wet weather for those looking to go outdoors over the weekend, with bright and very hot conditions expected to return on Sunday.