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Warnings: Definitions and Meanings

 

The following warnings are issued by the Hong Kong Observatory to the public :

1
STAND BY SIGNAL NO. 1
STANDBY SIGNAL NO. 1
2
STRONG WIND SIGNAL NO. 3
STRONG WIND SIGNAL NO. 3
3
NO. 8 NORTHEAST GALE OR STORM SIGNAL
NO. 8 NORTHEAST GALE OR STORM SIGNAL
4
NO. 8 NORTHWEST GALE OR STORM SIGNAL
NO. 8 NORTHWEST GALE OR STORM SIGNAL
5
NO. 8 SOUTHEAST GALE OR STORM SIGNAL
NO. 8 SOUTHEAST GALE OR STORM SIGNAL
6
NO. 8 SOUTHWEST GALE OR STORM SIGNAL
NO. 8 SOUTHWEST GALE OR STORM SIGNAL
7
INCREASING GALE OR STORM SIGNAL NO. 9
INCREASING GALE OR STORM SIGNAL NO. 9
8
HURRICANE SIGNAL NO. 10
HURRICANE SIGNAL NO. 10
9
AMBER RAINSTORM WARNING SIGNAL
AMBER RAINSTORM WARNING SIGNAL
10
RED RAINSTORM WARNING SIGNAL
RED RAINSTORM WARNING SIGNAL
11
BLACK RAINSTORM WARNING SIGNAL
BLACK RAINSTORM WARNING SIGNAL
12
THUNDERSTORM WARNING
THUNDERSTORM WARNING
13
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT OF FLOODING IN NORTHERN NEW TERRITORIES
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT ON FLOODING IN THE NORTHERN NEW TERRITORIES
14
LANDSLIP WARNING
LANDSLIP WARNING
15
STRONG MONSOON SIGNAL
STRONG MONSOON SIGNAL
16
FROST WARNING
FROST WARNING
17
YELLOW FIRE DANGER WARNING
YELLOW FIRE DANGER WARNING
18
RED FIRE DANGER WARNING
RED FIRE DANGER WARNING
19
COLD WEATHER WARNING
COLD WEATHER WARNING
20
VERY HOT WEATHER WARNING
VERY HOT WEATHER WARNING
21
TSUNAMI WARNING
TSUNAMI WARNING


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