Hong Kong Observatory: Thunderstorm warning!

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Hong Kong Observatory: Thunderstorm warning! Mr. CHAN Cheuk-yin, HKO

Thunderstorm Warning issued at 2:10 p.m. on 8 May 2014 has been extended until 4:30 a.m. today.

Squally thunderstorms are expected to occur over Hong Kong. Gusts reaching 70 kilometres per hour or above may affect 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.

3. Take precautions against violent gusts. Beware of flying
debris and falling objects.

4. Drivers using highways and flyovers should reduce speed
to be alert to violent gusts.

Dispatched by Hong Kong Observatory at 03:20 HKT on 09.05.2014


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