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Storms and Precipitation
Evening Thunderstorms on 31 August 2003
A tropical cyclone far away can sometimes bring thunderstorms to Hong Kong.
Gust Front on 4 August 2003
Heavy downpours can bring severe gust, whose foremost edge is known as the gust front.
Isolated Showers on 1 July 2003
Isolated showers appear as small individual patches on a radar image.
Winter Rain on 6 January 2003
In winter, rain is usually brought about when warm and cold air masses meet.
Winter Thunderstorms on 19 December 2002
A cold front can also bring thunderstorms during the cool season.
Tornado on 20 May 2002
The terminal Doppler weather radar at Tai Lam Chung captured a tornado in May 2002 for the first time since its operation in 1998.
Squall Line on 9 May 2001
Squally thunderstorms within a squall line.
Hailstorm on 9 April 2001
Hail occurs on average about once every one to two years and mostly in spring.
Rainstorm on 24 August 2000
A tropical cyclone can sometimes bring heavy rainfall even though it did not make a direct hit.
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Last revision date: <18 Dec 2012>