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How to Enjoy Tonight's Spectacular Meteor Shower

on 12/13/2017 - 01:29 pm

Get ready for 120 shooting stars per hour in tonight's night sky. The Geminid meteor shower is the strongest and most spectacular meteor show of the year. The showers began on December 7th and the peak is expected to occur at about 2:30 p.m. tomorrow; however, tonight between 10pm and midnight is the recommended viewing time as the moon won't rise until after 3 am.

Where to Go and Where to Look

It's not going to be hard to catch a glimpse of the show, if you can find a dark place where clouds don't block your view of the east/north-east sky. Getting away from the city lights may be a challenge for most of us. The nearest areas may be the coastlines or mountain tops. Once there, just si ...

CAUTION: Strong Monsoon Signal Raised - Gale Force Winds Expected

on 12/08/2017 - 08:45 am

UPDATE: The Strong Monsoon Signal was cancelled at 11am.

The Hong Kong Observatory raised their Strong Monsoon Signal at 7:45am this morning. Strong winds with mean speed exceeding 40 kilometres per hour are expected from the north. Gusts will occasionally reach gale force.

1. If you are not well sheltered from the north, you are advised to take precautions against strong gusty winds. Flower pots and other objects likely to be blown away should be taken indoors.

2. Those planning for water sports activities and operations at sea should take special care against high winds and rough sea conditions. Conditions are particularly rough over the offshore waters.

Last dispat ...

RED Fire Danger Warning Issued: Risk of Fire is Extreme

on 10/22/2017 - 08:43 am

At 6am Sunday October 22nd, 2017, the Hong Kong Observatory issued the Red Fire Danger Warning to alert the public to conditions in which fires may start and spread easily. The fire risk is Extreme.
Fire Precautions

Light fires only in designated barbecue sites or camp sites. Never leave a fire unattended; and extinguish all fires before you leave.
Never burn off rubbish or weeds when there is a strong wind.
Handle and dispose of cigarettes and matches with care.
Only burn joss sticks and "paper money" in containers.
Do not overload the electricity circuit by using too many plugs and appliances.
Do not leave the stove in use unattended.
Do not block the fire exit. Ensu ...

Shekou Ferry Services Cancelled Ahead of Typhoon Khanun

on 10/15/2017 - 09:46 am

UPDATE: The following Ferry Services are cancelled on Monday October 16th, 2017.

From Shekou to Macau New Terminal
Cancelled: 8:15am, 8:45am and 9:45am. 
Back to normal from 10:30 onwards

From Shekou to Macao Taipa:
Cancelled: 9:15am
Back to normal from 11 onwards

From Shekou to Zhuhai
Cancelled: 7:30am, 8am, 8:30am and 9am
The following are on on standby: 09:30、10:30、12:30、14:00、15:30、17:00、17:45、19:30、21:30

Ferry services to Hong Kong Central and Hong Kong International Airport are back to normal.
Shenzhen China Merchants Shekou International Cruise Terminal Co. Ltd. has announced that all ferry ...

Typhoon KHANUN to Bring Heavy Rains to Shenzhen this Weekend

on 10/14/2017 - 11:23 am

UPDATE: October 16, 2017: The Shenzhen Meteorological Bureau and the Hong Kong Observatory have cancalled their Typhoon Warnings.
UPDATE: The HKO issued the No. 1 Standby Signal at 10:40 p.m. October 15 to replace the No. 3 Strong Wind Signal. Additionally, the SZMB's rainstorm warning is also no longer in effect.
UPDATE: At 10pm, the Hong Kong Observatory estimated Typhoon Khanun to be about 310 kilometres west-southwest of Hong Kong, with maximum sustained winds near its center of 140 km/h. It is forecast to move west at about 20 km/h across the northern part of the South China Sea towards the vicinity of Leizhou Peninsula.
UPDATE: At 9:10pm ...

New Storm May Bring Rain Sunday - HKO Issues T1

on 09/24/2017 - 10:25 am

UPDATE: The HKO cancelled all their warnings at 7:20pm.

UPDATE: At 3pm, the HKO estimated the tropical cyclone to be in the northern part of the South China Sea, about 480 km south-southwest of Hong Kong, with maximum sustained wind near its center of 55 km/h. The tropical cyclone will move towards the vicinity of Hainan Island today. The Standby Signal No.1 is still in force.
UPDATE: At 11:45am, the HKO announced that Outer rainbands associated with the tropical depression are expected to bring short periods of squalls to Hong Kong. Seas will be rough with swells. Members of the public are advised to stay away from the shoreline. The tropical depression is ski ...

Typhoon Update: All Clear through the weekend!

on 09/14/2017 - 04:48 pm

We previously reported on two typhoons heading towards China this week and have been monitoring them closely. Forecasts from the Shenzhen Meteorological Bureau, the Hong Kong Observatory, The Japan Meteorological Agency and Weather Underground all show both typhoons moving further away.

In fact, weather forecasts for this weekend predict sunny days through the entire weekend. We'll update this post if anything changes.

Double Typhoon Trouble for China this Week

on 09/12/2017 - 04:20 pm

UPDATE: As of September 14th, forecasts from the Shenzhen Meteorological Bureau, the Hong Kong Observatory, The Japan Meteorological Agency and Weather Underground all show both typhoons moving further away. In fact, weather forecasts for this weekend predict sunny days through the entire weekend. We'll update this post if anything changes.


Two back-to-back Typhoons will be hitting China this week. TALIM is expected to make landfall tomorrow, the next is expected Friday.

TYPHOON #1: Super Typhoon TALIMPotential Super Typhoon TALIM, with wind speeds as high as 131-155 mph (211-250 km/h), is expected to pass north of Taiwan Thursday and hit China near ...

THUNDERSTORM Warning Tuesday September 12th

on 09/12/2017 - 03:51 pm

UPDATE: At 6:25pm, the HKO extended its Thunderstorm warning to 8pm.

UPDATE: At 5:30pm, the HKO extended the Thunderstorm warning until 6:45pm.

The HKO issued their Thunderstorm Warning issued at 2:40 p.m. on 12 Sep 2017. It has now been extended until 5:45 p.m. today. Isolated thunderstorms are expected to occur over Hong Kong. Members of the public are advised to take the following precautions when thunderstorms occur:
1. Stay indoors. Seek shelter in buildings if you are engaging in outdoor activities.
2. Do not stand on high grounds. Keep away from highly conductive objects, trees or masts.

Typhoon Damage May Bring Slow Internet Speeds for a Few Weeks

on 09/03/2017 - 11:42 am

On Saturday September 2nd, two internet service providers in the Philippines recently warned their customers that damage to undersea cables caused by recent typhoons near Hong Kong may slow down internet connections. The two ISPs, PLDT Inc. and Converge ICT Solutions Inc., said that repairs could take anywhere from three to six weeks.
“Due to the recent strong typhoon in Hong Kong, multiple international undersea cable links to the city were cut, causing slowdowns of internet connections to web and social media sites hosted there. This has affected the services of internet service providers (ISPs) of various Southeast Asian countries, including the Philippines,” PLDT said in a s ...