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Rainstorm on 10 June 2007
(10 June 2007)

Under the influence of an active trough of low pressure, heavy rain and squally thunderstorms affected Hong Kong today (10 June 2007). Rain was heaviest around 3:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. in the early morning. The Observatory issued the Special Announcement on Flooding in the northern New Territories and the Red Rainstorm Warning Signal at 3:15 a.m. and 3:25 a.m. respectively.

From midnight till 6 p.m., more than 100 millimetres of rainfall were recorded in many places of Hong Kong. The rainfall recorded over Lantau Island, Cheung Chau, Lamma Island and the northwestern part of the New Territories even exceeded 150 millimetres. Figure 1 shows the rainfall distribution over Hong Kong today (till 6 p.m.).

This trough of low pressure will continue to affect the south China coastal areas and rainy weather is expected to persist over Hong Kong 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 6 p.m. today (10 June 2007), the effective times of the warning signals are summarized as follows:

Thunderstorm Warning:
1:50 a.m. to 4 p.m., 10 June 2007

Amber Rainstorm Warning Signal:
2:45 a.m. to 3:25 a.m., 10 June 2007
4:55 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., 10 June 2007

Red Rainstorm Warning Signal:
3:25 a.m. to 4:55 a.m., 10 June 2007

Special Announcement on Flooding in the northern New Territories:
3:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m., 10 June 2007

Strong Monsoon Signal:
1:50 p.m. to 3:50 p.m., 10 June 2007


Figure 1. The rainfall distribution in Hong Kong from midnight to 6 p.m. on 10 June 2007
Figure 1. The rainfall distribution in Hong Kong from midnight to 6 p.m. on 10 June 2007



Last revision date: <20 Dec 2012>