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Warnings for Severe Weather

Introduction - Weather Warnings and Precautionary Measures

Hong Kong, located just within the tropics, experiences both extreme wet and dry seasons, which can result in natural disasters ranging from floods to fire.

The Observatory maintains a close watch on the weather. It issues early warnings whenever Hong Kong is threatened by severe weather conditions such as heavy rain, thunderstorms, tropical cyclones and storm surges - all of which can lead to floods, landslips and other mishaps. They may result in casualties, and cause disruption to transport and other essential services.

It is therefore important that you are fully familiar with these weather warnings and what steps you should take to protect yourself.

For employers and employees, it is advisable for them to reach prior agreement with regard to work arrangements in times of severe weather conditions in order to avoid unnecessary misunderstanding and disputes.

Whenever Hong Kong is threatened by hazardous weather, you should listen to radio and TV broadcasts of weather bulletins and take early precautions.


Last revision date: <28 Jul 2016>