Sunday, May 27, 2007

Hong Kong: shelter from the storm

Hong Kong Observatory's weather station on a little island in the South China Sea explains today's lack of data between 3:15am and 7:30am as 'maintenance'.

Other residents of a little island in the South China Sea know the electricity supply went down soon after a seriously major thunderstorm began to pass over the island.

It was the first such thunderstorm this year. And if the thunder and lightning didn't wake you up, the cessation of air-conditioning and a bedroom's uncomfortable heat did.

Best thing to do? Sit on the balcony on a Bible-black night. Enjoy the deafening thunder claps and blinding flashes of lightning, the rain lashing down on the square and the trees whipped by the winds.

When the shelter is sturdy, the storm is good.

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