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Enhancement of “Severe Thunderstorms” Information

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Enhancement of “Severe Thunderstorms” Information

Shum Chi-tai

(in Cantonese only)

To alert the public of the high-impact weather induced by severe thunderstorms, starting from this year, the Observatory enhances the provision of thunderstorm-related information such as “severe squally thunderstorms”, “violent gusts”, etc, where necessary, in thunderstorm warnings, local weather forecasts, weather information for South China Coastal Waters and marine forecasts, to remind the public to take timely precautions. The public should also be alert to the destructive power and danger of severe thunderstorms. Participants of outdoor activities, in particular, should pay attention to the latest weather forecasts and warnings, and find a safe place for shelter if necessary.