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Hong Kong weather

Amber rainstorm for Hong Kong cancelled after heavy rainfall eases

Observatory had warned of flooding in low-lying and poorly drained areas

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 23 September, 2017, 8:32am
UPDATED : Saturday, 23 September, 2017, 3:40pm

An amber rainstorm signal issued for Hong Kong was cancelled at 8.50am after heavy rains eased on Saturday morning.

The alert went up at 8am, with the city’s official weather forecaster warning there would be flooding in some low-lying and poorly drained areas.

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The signal means heavy rain has fallen or is expected to fall generally over Hong Kong, exceeding 30 millimetres in an hour, and is likely to continue.

A thunderstorm warning was issued at 4.30am and extended until 9am.

While a few showers were expected on Saturday, sunny periods were also forecast, with the temperature reaching a maximum of around 32 degrees.

Showers are likely in the next few days, the Observatory added, with the outlook becoming fine and very hot by the middle of next week.