Hong Kong weather

Hong Kong Observatory cancels amber rainstorm warning but wet weather set to make comeback

City could be hit by nine straight days of showers, forecasters say

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 15 July, 2018, 1:20pm
UPDATED : Sunday, 15 July, 2018, 11:32pm

Hongkongers will have to prepare for plenty more rain later this week as the Observatory expects the city to be hit by showers for at least nine days in a row.

A few squally thundery showers will hit the coast of Guangdong on Monday but the rain is expected to ease off later in the day and be followed by sunny periods, according to the forecasters.

The cloudy and wetter conditions, however, will return to the northern part of the South China Sea in the middle and latter parts of the week under the influence of a broad trough of low pressure.

“The area of low pressure to the east of the Philippines may develop gradually, but its movement in the next few days is uncertain,” the Hong Kong Observatory said.

The forecast for more rainy weather comes after the Observatory issued the amber rainstorm warning for the city soon after noon on Sunday and lowered it about 90 minutes later.

The warning, posted at 12.35pm, meant heavy rain of more than 30mm an hour had fallen or was expected to fall generally over Hong Kong.

A thunderstorm warning and the strong monsoon signal remained in force on Sunday.

Some two dozens reports about fallen trees were made to police amid the heavy downpour. A fallen tree in Sai Kung damaged a vehicle but no one was injured, according to police.

Landslides were spotted in Stanley and Tseung Kwan O.