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Heavy Rain on 18 May 2001 (18 May 2001)

An area of low pressure near Leizhou Peninsula brought unsettled weather to the coastal areas of Guangdong on Friday (18 May). Thunderstorms started to affect Hong Kong on Thursday night (17 May). The rain turned heavy in the morning on Friday and most parts of the territory were affected.

The Hong Kong Observatory issued the Thunderstorm Warning and the Amber Rainstorm Warning as follows:

Thunderstorm Warning: 10:45 p.m. 17 May to 4:30 p.m. 18 May
Amber Rainstorm Warning: 9:20 a.m. 18 May to 2:45 p.m.18 May

Up to 5 p.m. on 18 May, most parts of the territory received more than 40 millimetres of rain. The rain was heaviest over the eastern part of the New Territories. At Kat O, over 150 millimetres of rainfall were recorded while the rainfall at Sai Kung exceeded 100 millimetres.

Below is the rainfall distribution map for Hong Kong up to 5 p.m. on 18 May:

rainfall distribution map for Hong Kong up to 5 p.m. today (18 May 2001)

This colour diagram is available at the following webpage:

For the latest weather forecast, please refer to the following web-pages: (local weather forecast) (5 day forecast).

Last revision date: <20 Dec 2012>