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Hong Kong weather outlook warmer wetter wilder

With global warming only just getting started, according to scientists, it’s time for Hong Kong to move beyond talk and switching off lights for an hour one day a year Early this month came news that Hong Kong ranked among…

Typhoon Vicente hurricane force winds blast Hong Kong

Severe Typhoon Vicente slammed Hong Kong on 23 and 24 July 2012, with hurricane force winds blasting places including Cheung Chau. It was a surprising storm, as even a couple of days earlier it was a large but rather shapeless…

Mobile phone apps for Hong Kong Outdoors

Free smartphone apps that can be helpful for heading outdoors in Hong Kong. My Observatory (我的天文台) Best of all, I think, is this app from Hong Kong Observatory: provides extensive information that can be a boon whilst outdoors. Such as…

Severe Tropical Storm Pabuk

Severe Tropical Storm Pabuk looked set to have passed Hong Kong, barely causing an impact other than a pulse of thunderstorms, some rain. Headed towards Hainan, and forecast to dwindle to nothingness. But, it stopped, strengthened again, and turned around…

Hong Kong Typhoons including Calamitous Storm Surges

Typhoons have sometimes caused massive damage and loss of life in Hong Kong. Just months after British sovereignty over Hong Kong Island was first declared in 1841, “a violent typhoon flattened all the insubstantial housing and damaged shipping.” (Endacott, A…

Hong Kong tropical cyclones

Hong Kong can be impacted by tropical cyclones including and typhoons. Happily, typhoons are scarce near Hong Kong, and rarely score direct hits (13 from 1946 to now) – but can be spectacular and deadly when they do impact the…

Hong Kong weather and hiking

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Hong Kong’s climate is sub-tropical, with a hot, steamy summer eventually yielding to a drier, warm to hot autumn, then sometimes cool winter, and the swiftly warming, sometimes rainy spring. There are two major monsoons, with fairly consistent winds: the…