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Significant storm surge events in Hong Kong before 1954 [1]
YearMonthName of tropical cyclone [2]Maximum sea level above Chart Datum (m) [3]Maximum storm surge (m) [3]
Victoria HarbourTai PoVictoria HarbourTai Po
1906SEP--3.35--1.83--
1923AUG--3.20--1.684.57
1929AUG--2.38--0.85--
1936AUG--3.81--1.924.27
1937SEP--4.056.251.983.81
1949SEP--2.90--1.49--
1951JUN--2.74--0.52--
1951AUGLOUISE1.44--0.73--
1951SEPORA1.44--0.52--
1953SEPSUSAN2.44--0.64--
[1]: By observing tide poles (before 1951) or tide gauge (1951-1953)
[2]: No name were assigned to tropical cyclones in the early years
[3]: The maximum storm surges and maximum sea levels are extracted from the following HKO publications:
(a) I.E.M. Watts, 1959, The Effect of Meteorological Conditions on Tide Height At Hong Kong, Hong Kong Observatory Technical Memoir No. 8
(b) T.T. Cheng, 1967, Storm Surges in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Observatory Technical Note No. 26
(c) P. Peterson, M.Sc., 1975, Storm Surge Statistics, Hong Kong Observatory Technical Note (Local) No. 20