Black rainstorm warningi

Black rainstorm signals are issued by Hong Kong's Observatory and warn the public of heavy rain which is likely to bring about serious road flooding and traffic congestion. They will trigger response actions by Government departments and major transport and utility operators.


Hong Kong's first black rainstorm warning since 2010 forced the stock exchange to halt trading yesterday morning, resulting in lost turnover of more than 10 per cent for the world's biggest exchange operator.

Torrential rain pounded the city for more than five hours early yesterday, causing landslides, flooding, traffic chaos and business disruptions. No injuries were reported, but more than 300 flights were delayed. A plane was struck by lightning but landed safely at Chek Lap Kok airport carrying 100 passengers and crew members.


The Hong Kong Observatory lowered all rainstorm warning signals at 10.30am on Wednesday, after landslides and flooding were reported earlier.