Amber Rainstorm Warning Signal remains in force while Thunderstorm warning extended till 10.30am

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9th June 2024 – (Hong Kong) The Hong Kong Observatory has issued an Amber Rainstorm Warning Signal at 7.15am today, as heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected to affect the territory. Meanwhile, Thunderstorm Warning issued at 9am has been extended until 10.30am today. A few squally thunderstorms are expected to occur over Hong Kong.

According to the Observatory, thunderstorms are expected to occur over Hong Kong, with heavy rain falling at a rate of over 30 millimetres per hour. This means that flooding is likely to occur in low-lying and poorly drained areas, and members of the public are advised to take necessary precautions to reduce their exposure to risk.

The Observatory has also extended the Thunderstorm Warning issued at 5:00 a.m. today until 10:30 a.m. The warning is in place due to the presence of bands of intense thundery showers to the south of Hong Kong, which are gradually affecting the territory. The Observatory will monitor the situation closely and may issue a Red Rainstorm Warning Signal if necessary.

The weather forecast for today in Hong Kong is mainly cloudy with showers and a few squally thunderstorms. Showers will be heavy at first, with the maximum temperature reaching around 30 degrees during the day. Moderate south to southeasterly winds are expected, with gusts at times.

Looking ahead, the weather is expected to be hot with sunny periods and a few showers on Tuen Ng Festival and in the following couple of days. The trough of low pressure that is bringing showers to the coast of southern China today is expected to continue affecting the region, while a southerly airstream will bring brighter and hot weather to the coast of Guangdong in the next few days.

Members of the public are advised to report any street flooding that comes to their notice to the Drainage Services Department by calling the 24-hour drainage hotline on 2300 1110.