Hong Kong weather

Amber rainstorm signal for Hong Kong Kong cancelled

Observatory says showers and squally thunderstorms to continue across city through Saturday

PUBLISHED : Friday, 22 June, 2018, 12:36pm
UPDATED : Friday, 22 June, 2018, 4:57pm

The Hong Kong Observatory has cancelled its amber rainstorm signal for the city, four hours after issuing it on Friday.

After cancelling the signal at 4.15pm, the weather authority said Friday night and Saturday would remain cloudy with showers and squally thunderstorms. Temperatures were expected to range between 27 and 31 degrees Celsius (87.8 Fahrenheit).

A few showers were predicted for Sunday.

The thunderstorm signal remained in place on Friday afternoon.

Earlier on Friday, the Observatory issued the amber rainstorm signal at 12.15pm.

The signal indicates heavy rain of more than 30mm has fallen in an hour or is expected to fall generally over the city.

The Observatory warned the public of a risk of flooding in low-lying and poorly drained areas.

A waterspout was spotted off Cheung Chau during the morning, and the weather authority posted online a picture of it, taken by a resident.

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It was the third waterspout spotted over Hong Kong waters since June. An earlier one, during the unstable weather brought by Tropical Storm Ewiniar, was also near Cheung Chau.