Hong Kong Observatory issues Amber Rainstorm Warning Signal

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21st May 2024 – (Hong Kong) The Hong Kong Observatory has activated an Amber Rainstorm Warning Signal as of 10am today, alerting residents to imminent heavy rainfall across the region. This warning comes in response to a trough of low pressure that is currently influencing weather patterns over the northern South China Sea and the Guangdong coastline. Additionally, an easterly airstream is impacting the eastern coast of Guangdong, contributing to the deteriorating weather conditions.

Residents are advised to exercise caution, as the forecast predicts cloudy skies accompanied by occasional showers and a few thunderstorms throughout the day. The initial phase of this weather event is expected to bring particularly intense showers. Winds will range from moderate to fresh from the east, with stronger gusts likely offshore and in elevated areas.

Looking ahead, the weather is set to remain unstable, with scattered showers persisting over the next few days and conditions expected to worsen towards the weekend. The public is encouraged to stay vigilant and prepare for sudden changes in weather, as the Observatory continues to monitor and provide updates on this developing situation.