2019 hottest year on record for Hong Kong, Observatory says

Hong Kong’s political climate wasn’t the only thing boiling over last year: 2019 was the city’s hottest year ever, setting no fewer than 30 separate records for high temperature events, the Hong Kong Observatory announced today. In a statement today, the Observatory said that not only was the average temperature for the whole year (24.5 ...

Batten Down the Hatches: Observatory mulls first T8 signal of 2019 as Typhoon Wipha nears

Batten Down the Hatches: Observatory mulls first T8 signal of 2019 as Typhoon Wipha nears

Prominent experts are warning of a powerful storm that has the potential to upend daily life in the famously orderly financial hub of Hong Kong. No, not the political storm...

Polar vortex puts freeze on Hong Kong deliveries to US

Polar vortex puts freeze on Hong Kong deliveries to US

It may be a balmy 16 degrees Celsius outside in Hong Kong today, but make no mistake, not even the SAR can escape the the frigid maw of the polar vortex currently wreaking havoc...

Flight from Newark to Hong Kong stranded on frigid Canadian runway overnight

Flight from Newark to Hong Kong stranded on frigid Canadian runway overnight

Flights from Newark to Hong Kong are usually hellish just because of the whole spending-16-hours-crammed-into-a-flying-sardine-can thing, but passengers on one United Airlines...

Cold start to the week: Single digit temperatures recorded as wintry weather hits HK

Cold start to the week: Single digit temperatures recorded as wintry weather hits HK

Making the already widely-detested Monday morning wake up even worse, temperatures dropped to single digits this morning in parts of Hong Kong, with more chilly weather in store...

Jacket time: Temperatures to drop to low teens over the weekend as cold front hits

Jacket time: Temperatures to drop to low teens over the weekend as cold front hits

Winter is coming. Get ready for Hong Kong to be plunged into the icy depths of the low teens. Perhaps worse. Forecasts predict the mercury to drop to temperatures of 12 and 13...

Observatory issues T1 standby signal, though severe tropical storm Yutu not heading directly for HK

Observatory issues T1 standby signal, though severe tropical storm Yutu not heading directly for HK

The Hong Kong Observatory issued the typhoon standby signal no. 1 this morning but, don’t worry, severe tropical storm Yutu appears unlikely to track toward the city. That’s...

Mangkhut gradually moves away from Hong Kong, though wild weather persists

Mangkhut gradually moves away from Hong Kong, though wild weather persists

Severe Typhoon Mangkhut is gradually departing from Hong Kong, though ferocious wind and rain continues to batter the city, while low-lying areas remain “severely flooded.”...

Update: Hundreds seek refuge at shelters as super typhoon Mangkhut batters Hong Kong (VIDEO)

Update: Hundreds seek refuge at shelters as super typhoon Mangkhut batters Hong Kong (VIDEO)

Dramatic images and video continue to tell the story of super typhoon Mangkhut’s impact on Hong Kong, as the storm — as of 3:30pm — was skirting just...

Shelter appeals for help caring for dogs during storm, as observatory issues latest prediction for super typhoon Mangkhut

Shelter appeals for help caring for dogs during storm, as observatory issues latest prediction for super typhoon Mangkhut

As super typhoon Mangkhut closes in, a dog shelter in Hong Kong is appealing for help in keeping some of their pooches safe during the storm. Fearing their small Sai Kung shelter...


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