The Hong Kong Observatory issues the No 3 typhoon warning signal as Severe Tropical Storm Nalgae edges closer to the city. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong Observatory issues No 3 typhoon signal as storm edges closer

Nalgae has already wreaked havoc in the Philippines, killing at least 98 people.

31 Oct 2022 - 10:30PM

7 passengers hurt after tree falls on bus as Typhoon Nesat nears Hong Kong

Observatory downgrades Nesat to strong monsoon status at 3.40pm on Tuesday.

Observatory downgrades Nesat to strong monsoon status at 3.40pm on Tuesday.

18 Oct 2022 - 4:00PM

Hong Kong air pollution warning for next few days because of lack of wind

Air pollution levels reach ‘serious’, the highest alert stage, in some places as Hong Kong hit by heat and light winds.

Air pollution levels reach ‘serious’, the highest alert stage, in some places as Hong Kong hit by heat and light winds.

13 Sep 2022 - 1:02AM

Hong Kong No 1 typhoon warning signal cancelled at 2.40pm on Thursday

Observatory warns tropical cyclone could develop during early to mid stages of next week as a result of area of low pressure in South China Sea.

Observatory warns tropical cyclone could develop during early to mid stages of next week as a result of area of low pressure in South China Sea.

4 Aug 2022 - 3:07PM

Hong Kong’s Fire Services Department reports rise in heatstroke cases

Firefighters report 122 cases of heatstroke linked to outdoor pursuits during the first three weeks of July, compared to 65 incidents in June.

Firefighters report 122 cases of heatstroke linked to outdoor pursuits during the first three weeks of July, compared to 65 incidents in June.

30 Jul 2022 - 8:22AM

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Hong Kong’s elderly were urged to take extra care as temperturates plummeted on Monday morning. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Cold weather can have impact on Hongkongers’ life expectancy: study

Residents with cardiorespiratory diseases, such as pneumonia, could have life expectancy reduced by up to 1.5 years when exposed to frosty weather, study finds.

27 Dec 2021 - 7:43PM

Tropical Cyclone Rai bringing cold, wet Christmas to Hong Kong

Weekend temperatures are also expected to dip this weekend, hitting a low of 14 degrees on Sunday as Legislative Council election polls open.

Weekend temperatures are also expected to dip this weekend, hitting a low of 14 degrees on Sunday as Legislative Council election polls open.

17 Dec 2021 - 9:23PM

Hong Kong Observatory calls off thunderstorm warning

The amber warning, which was withdrawn at 12.05pm, was triggered by heavy rain exceeding 30 millimetres an hour.

The amber warning, which was withdrawn at 12.05pm, was triggered by heavy rain exceeding 30 millimetres an hour.

29 Aug 2021 - 4:08PM

Hong Kong Observatory cancels typhoon signal; rainstorm warning still in effect

The amber rainstorm warning was issued as Tropical Storm Lupit was about 210km from Hong Kong and predicted to continue drifting away.

The amber rainstorm warning was issued as Tropical Storm Lupit was about 210km from Hong Kong and predicted to continue drifting away.

4 Aug 2021 - 7:06PM

Hong Kong hiker swept away amid typhoon warning found dead after search

The man, 60, was separated from his companions after reaching Hero Falls in Ma On Shan Country Park, according to police.

The man, 60, was separated from his companions after reaching Hero Falls in Ma On Shan Country Park, according to police.

20 Jul 2021 - 10:34PM

Hongkongers should expect another sweltering summer, say forecasters

Hong Kong Observatory predicts this year could be among hottest on record, while effects of global warming could also see between five and eight typhoons hit city.

Hong Kong Observatory predicts this year could be among hottest on record, while effects of global warming could also see between five and eight typhoons hit city.

23 Mar 2021 - 8:54PM

Frost hits Hong Kong’s highest point as mercury drops to minus 2.5 degrees Celsius

Mercury drops to 7.7 degrees in Tsim Sha Tsui on Friday morning, and temperatures are expected to remain low until next Wednesday.

Mercury drops to 7.7 degrees in Tsim Sha Tsui on Friday morning, and temperatures are expected to remain low until next Wednesday.

8 Jan 2021 - 8:08PM

Hongkongers told to brace for longest cold spell of winter so far

The lows will dip to around 8 degrees on Friday and Saturday in urban areas, while the New Territories will be a couple of degrees colder, Hong Kong Observatory says.

The lows will dip to around 8 degrees on Friday and Saturday in urban areas, while the New Territories will be a couple of degrees colder, Hong Kong Observatory says.

7 Jan 2021 - 1:21AM

Hong Kong’s first baby of new year born at stroke of midnight

Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei delivered the 3.38kg boy, though no media were allowed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei delivered the 3.38kg boy, though no media were allowed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Wet 2015 in store for Hong Kong after record number of thunderstorms

Heavier rainstorms could be in store for Hong Kong this year, following a 2014 that saw a record number of thunderstorms strike Hong Kong.

Heavier rainstorms could be in store for Hong Kong this year, following a 2014 that saw a record number of thunderstorms strike Hong Kong.

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