RED Rainstorm Warning, and Others, Issued Monday, May 27th

ShekouDaily   |   May 27, 2019

UPDATE: As of 5:30 p.m., no weather warnings were in effects. However, stay on the alert for sudden and heavy rainstorms for the next couple of days. 

UPDATE: The HKO’s Thunderstorm Warning has been extended to 4:00 p.m. The SZMB’s Rainstorm Warning is no longer in effect.

UPDATE: The HKO’s Thunderstorm Warning has been extended until 1:00 p.m.

UPDATE: At 9:15 a.m., the SZMB downgraded its Rainstorm Warning to Yellow citywide.

UPDATE: The HKO’s Amber Rainstorm Signal was cancelled at 8:15 a.m. Their Thundestorm Warning was extended to 10:30 a.m.

SZMB’s Weather Forecast for Today (as of 8:25 a.m.)

At 1:45 a.m., the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) issued their Thunderstorm Warning. At 3:45 a.m., the Shenzhen Meteorological Bureau (SZMB) issued their Yellow Lightning Warning citywide. At 4:20 a.m., the SZMB issued their RED Rainstorm Warning for the Western part of the city (Dapeng, Kuichong, Maluan, and Shijing) , and their Yellow Warning for the rest of the city. At 5:00 a.m. The HKO issued their Amber Rainstorm Warning Signal. At 5:20 a.m., the SZMB’s Orange Weather Warning was raised for central parts of the city; including Futian District, Luohu District, Yantian District, Nanwan, Buji, and Jihua.

RED Rainstorm Warning Guidance for Preparedness

1. Local residents should tune in to the radio or TV for the latest rainstorm news.
2. Suspend school/nursery/kindergarten classes. If not ready for school, children may stay at home, and if on the way to/from school, they should be led to the closest shelters. 
schools are tasked with ensuring the safety of all children.
3. Suspend operations for the safety of employees (except essential services: emergency rescue, medical, public transport/utilities) 
shelter stranded employees. Take precautions for indoor workers
shelter them if a warning signal is given during working hours. They should seek shelter nearby if on the way to/from work.
4. Suspend large outdoor/sports activities, close tourist attractions, and protect stranded tourists. 
5. Pay close attention to the rainstorm/traffic info 
avoid flooding areas, risky buildings/earthwork, dams/watercourses, power equipment/bare cables/electric shock risks
detour/avoid parking in flooding or at-risk areas. Turn on vehicle hazard lights and shelter nearby if necessary, or abandon your vehicle if threatened by flooding.
6. Take immediate indoor protective measures: close and lock doors and windows.
7. Those in at-risk flooded areas, dilapidated buildings, simple work sheds, side slopes, underground structures, retaining walls, watercourses, reservoirs, etc. should be evacuated and seek shelter in time. 
8. Outdoor workers should stop working and take shelter.
9. Operators of underground infrastructures such as metros, basement malls, parking structures, underpasses, and cellars should adopt appropriate safeguards.
10. Those living or working near the watercourses for the drainage of floodwater should closely keep an eye on the warnings the drainage, and adopt safeguards.
11. Consult airports, seaports, bus terminals and border checkpoints before going there.
Reminder: After a rainstorm warning signal has been cancelled, workers located in secondary disaster areas such as watercourses and along risky slopes should still take safety precautions.

Amber Rainstorm Warning Signal Special Announcement issued by the Hong Kong Observatory at 5:00 a.m.

This means that heavy rain has fallen or is expected to fall generally over Hong Kong, exceeding 30 millimetres in an hour, and is likely to continue.

There will be flooding in some low-lying and poorly drained areas. People who are likely to be affected should take necessary precautions to reduce their exposure to risk posed by the heavy rain and flooding.

Heavy rain may bring about flash floods. People should stay away from watercourses. People who are likely to be affected by flooding should take necessary precautions to avoid losses.

The HKO’s Thunderstorm Warning issued at 1:45 a.m. on 27 May 2019 has been extended until 8:30 a.m. today. A few thunderstorms are expected to occur over Hong Kong. Members of the public are advised to take the following precautions when thunderstorms occur:

1. Stay indoors. Seek shelter in buildings if you are engaging in outdoor activities.

2. Do not stand on high grounds. Keep away from highly conductive objects, trees or masts.

SZMB Weather Forecast for today (as of 6 a.m.)

We’ll continue to update this page with more information as it becomes available.