Southern China braced for second battering by storms

Debris from a flattened factory in Dongguan. Photo: AFP

Most parts of southern China should expect another round of downpours, thunderstorms and gusty winds, the National Meteorological Centre said, with hailstorms also possible in several areas.

Tuesday, 26 March, 2013, 4:45am

Prepare for more hailstorms, China's southern provinces warned

Hail storms damage houses in Guizhou. Photo: SCMP/ Xinhua

Southern China was warned on Friday to prepare for more heavy rain and hailstorms after at least 25 people died when severe weather lashed five provinces, including a “super-tornado” in one city and egg-sized hailstones.

22 Mar 2013 - 4:39pm

At least 9 die after hail and thunderstorms hit Dongguan

Hail and storms damaged buildings in Dongguan. Photo: Xinhua

Severe thunderstorms and heavy hail struck Dongguan on Wednesday - and are believed to have killed nine people and seriously injured two others.

22 Mar 2013 - 12:23am

Hands-on experience gives boss the edge

Wolfram Hail grew up helping out in his family's retail store in the German town of Heidenheim. Little did he know how this would prepare him for a career with some of the biggest names in fashion.

12 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Extra distance should benefit Hail The Storm

An extra 200m and his defeated run in the Classic Mile are the factors that can make Hail The Storm go one better and turn the tables on Sunny Sing in today's Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby Trial.

4 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Yip's Fat Choy Forever works like winner in waiting

Dennis Yip Chor-hong's lightly raced Fat Choy Forever has had his share of setbacks this term but indicated in a turf qualifying trial at Sha Tin yesterday that he might be able to salvage a win before the season ends.

The son of Desert Style travelled strongly on the bridle for Jacky Tong Chi-kit to finish second behind David Ferraris's The Collector, a German-bred gelding.

8 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Storm set to shake Sha Tin

Caspar Fownes' West Australian import Hail The Storm has made a fine impression on both starts and bids to improve on those performances by landing the final event at Sha Tin this afternoon.

27 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Hotter days, but less sun

February was wetter and warmer than normal but sunny hours were few and far between. The month brought many thunderstorms and hailstorms on the 16th, 17th and 22nd, the Observatory said.

12 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Hail strikes

Hailstones hit parts of northern Kowloon and Tuen Mun for the first time since April.

18 Feb 1998 - 12:00am