Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Weather pr0n

Severe Tropical Storm Kammuri? At 5:45am this morning Hong Kong Observatory raised the Number 8, the gale or storm force warning. Most everyone stayed home. Ferry services suspended and the airport shut down for a few hours.

Hereabouts, this morning was very gusty, but with only light rain. At 5:15pm this afternoon, the Number 8 was lowered and replaced by the Number 3 (strong winds).

Territory wide? Not much damage: nine reports of fallen scaffolding. Thirty five reports of fallen trees, and 22 reports of closed or partially closed roads. No injuries to speak of.

Forecast? Unsettled, with occasional heavy rain.

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