Hong Kong Observatory lowers amber signal, ends thunderstorm warning
- The amber warning, which was withdrawn at 12.05pm, was triggered by heavy rain exceeding 30 millimetres an hour
- City workers have been cautioned not to carry out electrical work in areas affected by the rainstorms
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Hong Kong’s weather authorities ended a lengthy thunderstorm warning on Sunday afternoon after earlier issuing an amber rainstorm alert amid heavy rains.
The thunderstorm warning, first issued at 7.05am, means isolated, squally storms are expected to occur throughout the city. It was finally withdrawn at 1.30pm.
The Labour Department warned employers and workers not to carry out electrical work in areas affected by the rainstorms and take necessary safety precautions.
The rain is expected to let up by afternoon, with some sunny intervals in between, according to the Observatory.