Under the influence of a trough of low pressure, Hong Kong was affected by several episodes of heavy rain this morning (24 June 2005). The Observatory issued the first Red Rainstorm Warning Signal of the year at 10 a.m. today. In the afternoon, the rain area began to move south and weaken gradually. The Red Rainstorm Warning Signal was cancelled at 1:30 p.m.
From the early morning till 2 p.m., more than 150 millimetres of rainfall were recorded in many places over the territory. The rainfall recorded in central Kowloon as well as the central and western parts of Hong Kong Island even exceeded 200 millimetres. For the rainfall distribution in Hong Kong today, please refer to the rainfall distribution map below.
It is expected that there will still be showers in the next few days. 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/fnd.htm (7-day Weather Forecast)
Up to 7 p.m. today (24 June 2005), the effective time of the warning signals is summarized as follows:-
11:50 p.m., 23 June 2005 to 2:30 p.m., 24 June 2005
Amber Rainstorm Warning Signal:
1:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., 24 June 2005
Special Announcement on Flooding in the northern New Territories:
6:20 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., 24 June 2005
Red Rainstorm Warning Signal:
10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 24 June 2005
10:15 a.m. and is still in force at 7 p.m., 24 June 2005
Rainfall distribution in Hong Kong from midnight to 7:00 p.m. on 24 June 2005