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  • Aug 21, 2014
  • Updated: 9:29pm

A two-part special report on how Hong Kong copes with tropical cyclones

21 Aug 2014 - 10:31am

Last month was the world's hottest June since records began in 1880, US government scientists said, as authorities warned that temperatures in southern China could top 40 degrees Celsius today.

23 Jul 2014 - 4:34am

Outdoor activities seem doomed this weekend with heavy showers and strong winds brought by Typhoon Rammasun expected to hit Hong Kong today and last until Monday.

18 Jul 2014 - 2:06pm

Hong Kong is likely to escape the impact of the first super typhoon of the season, which is expected to head towards the south of Japan.

7 Jul 2014 - 1:33pm

Saturday was the hottest day of the year so far, with temperatures sent rising to 33.5 degrees Celsius by the first tropical storm of the summer to come close to Hong Kong.

15 Jun 2014 - 1:47pm

Commuters were advised to be on the alert today as thunderstorms were expected to continue during the morning rush hour and many roads were already flooded from four days of rain.

12 May 2014 - 3:52pm

The city woke up to yet another amber rainstorm on Sunday morning as a low pressure trough continued to swirl above southern China, bringing unsettled weather to the region.

11 May 2014 - 1:34pm


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Hong Kong will shiver its way out of 2013, with the cold, smoggy spell set to continue in the last few days of the year as polluted air flows in from the mainland.

29 Dec 2013 - 7:59am

Hong Kong’s typhoon season may not be over yet as a late tropical storm Krosa looks set to affect the city this weekend.

1 Nov 2013 - 10:21am

Life and business in Hong Kong was quickly returning to normal after the Observatory cancelled all storm warnings at 10.25am.

23 Sep 2013 - 4:46pm

Waves up to 11 metres high off Guangdong's coast signalled Usagi was about to make landfall 140 kilometres away from Hong Kong. It struck Shanwei at around 7.40pm on Sunday, with maximum wind...

23 Sep 2013 - 3:04am

Typhoon Usagi swept across Hong Kong and Guangdong last night, killing 25 people and injuring at least four others. Air travellers will face another day of chaos today  as airlines struggle to...

5 Aug 2014 - 12:27am

Residents in flood-prone areas yesterday blasted the government, accusing it of poor preparations and red tape as Usagi edged towards the city. However, there were no reports of flooding in Hong...

23 Sep 2013 - 3:04am

The Hong Kong Observatory issued the Typhoon Signal No 1 on Saturday morning as Super-Typhoon Usagi approached the territory.

The observatory said on its website that the tropical cyclone...

22 Sep 2013 - 7:36pm

Frustrated air travellers spent the night at Chek Lap Kok airport last night after flights were cancelled or delayed. Some angry passengers blamed airlines for keeping them in the dark about...

23 Sep 2013 - 3:03am

Severe Typhoon Usagi has all the hallmarks of becoming Hong Kong’s strongest storm in 34 years.

It is expected to make landfall later on tonight as current estimates predict bringing...

22 Sep 2013 - 7:33pm

Severe Typhoon Usagi left two dead as it made landfall in southern China on Sunday, and caused chaos across Hong Kong, throwing flight schedules into disarray and bringing flooding to some areas...

23 Sep 2013 - 12:52pm

The Hong Kong Observatory issued the T8 Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal at 6.40pm today.

22 Sep 2013 - 7:33pm

A hoarding showing Hong Kong's skyline has become a surprising hit among tourists over the past few days as a soupy haze envelops Victoria Harbour.

23 Aug 2013 - 8:40am

Much of Hong Kong was shrouded in a haze on Thursday as a continental air stream associated with Tropical Cyclone Trami contributed to the trapping of pollutants in the city’s air.

22 Aug 2013 - 10:55pm

Like a scene from the Hollywood blockbuster 28 Days Later - where the human race is wiped out by a virus - the streets, walkways and harbour fell silent, with only a few brave souls venturing out...

14 Aug 2013 - 3:31pm

The Hong Kong Observatory lowered the storm signal from No 8 to No 3 on Wednesday afternoon as Typhoon Utor moved gradually away from the city. But the storm caused scores of flights to be...

14 Aug 2013 - 7:58pm

The Hong Kong Observatory raised the Strong Wind Signal No 1 at 4.05pm on Monday as the Severe Typhoon Utor battered its way through the northern Philippines on Monday. 

13 Aug 2013 - 12:07am

The tempests raged and the mercury dropped in an unusually cool July when the heavens opened and dumped 16 per cent more rain than usual on Hong Kong - but at least Severe Tropical Storm Jebi is...

3 Aug 2013 - 4:45am

Fine, hot weather is expected to return late this week after severe tropical storm Rumbia moves across the South China Sea and edges closer towards western Guangdong. The Observatory issued the...

2 Jul 2013 - 4:46am

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.

22 Jun 2013 - 4:12am

A truck driver escaped serious injury when his vehicle was crushed by one of 10 shipping containers that tumbled from their stacks after being hit by strong winds in Tsing Yi yesterday.

1 May 2013 - 5:47am


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