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The Rainstorm on 11 June 2001 (11 June 2001)

The trough of low pressure lingering over the south China coast continued to bring heavy rain to Hong Kong today (Monday, 11 June 2001) and the Observatory issued both the Amber and Red Rainstorm Warning Signals. This is the 7th consecutive day that the Amber Rainstorm Warning Signal was issued since 5 June, the longest record since the revised Rainstorm Warning System was operational in 1998. According to past records, the Observatory also issued the Amber Rainstorm Warning Signal for 4 consecutive days on 22-25 August 1999 and 1-4 August 2000.

The heavy rain occurred mainly in the urban areas, Lantau Island and the central part of the New Territories. More than 100 millimetres of rainfall was recorded over parts of Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. The heaviest downpour occurred in Tung Chung and Tai Lam Chung where over 200 millimetres of rainfall were registered.

A rainfall distribution map for today (up to 5 p.m. ) is attached.

Rainfall distribution in Hong Kong from midnight to 5:00 pm 11 June 2001
Rainfall distribution in Hong Kong from midnight to 5:00 pm 11 June 2001

Up to 5 p.m., the effective time of the warning signals today is summarised as follows :

Amber Rainstorm Warning Signal : 7:20 a.m. to 10:35 a.m. 1:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Red Rainstorm Warning Signal : 10:35 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Thunderstorm Warning : 1:10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

The weather tomorrow is expected to remain unsettled with occasional rain, heavy at times with thunderstorms.

For the latest weather forecast, please refer to the following webpages:

http://www.weather.gov.hk/wxinfo/currwx/flw.htm (local weather forecast) and
http://www.weather.gov.hk/wxinfo/currwx/f5d.htm (5-day weather forecast).

Last revision date: <20 Dec 2012>