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  • HKDL posted info on Weather Arrangement/Tropical Cyclone Warning issued


    Tropical Cyclone Warnings

    Bulletin issued at 21:45 HKT 15/May/2006

    TROPICAL CYCLONE BULLETINHERE IS THE LATEST TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING BULLETIN ISSUEDBY THE HONG KONG OBSERVATORY.THE STANDBY SIGNAL, NO. 1 WAS ISSUED AT 9:40 P.M.THIS MEANS THAT A TROPICAL CYCLONE NOW CENTRED WITHIN ABOUT800 KILOMETRES OF HONG KONG MAY AFFECT US.AT 10 P.M. THE CENTRE OF TYPHOON CHANCHU WAS ESTIMATED TOBE ABOUT 750 KILOMETRES SOUTH OF HONG KONG (NEAR 15.6DEGREES NORTH 115.2 DEGREES EAST) AND IS FORECAST TO MOVENORTH AT ABOUT 14 KILOMETRES PER HOUR TOWARDS THE COAST OFGUANGDONG.ON THE PRESENT FORECAST TRACK, LOCAL WINDS WILL STRENGTHENGRADUALLY TOMORROW (16 MAY). THE STRONG WIND SIGNAL NO.3MAY BE REQUIRED TOMORROW NIGHT OR WEDNESDAY (17 MAY)MORNING.(PRECAUTIONARY ANNOUNCEMENTS WITH NO. 1 SIGNAL)(1) SOME PRECAUTIONS AGAINST DAMAGE SHOULD BE TAKEN NOW,GUTTERS AND DRAINS SHOULD BE CLEARED OF OBSTRUCTIONS.HINGES, BOLTS, LOCKS AND SHUTTERS OF WINDOWS AND DOORSSHOULD BE CHECKED.(2) IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO VISIT MACAU, ANY OF THEOFF-SHORE ISLANDS OR REMOTE PARTS OF HONG KONG, YOU AREREMINDED THAT CHANGES IN WEATHER MAY AFFECT YOUR PLANS.(3) ALL SMALL VESSELS INCLUDING LOW POWER VESSELS ANDFISHING VESSELS IN OPEN SEA SHOULD SEEK SHELTER AS SOON ASPOSSIBLE. PLEASE TAKE ANY PRECAUTIONS NECESSARY FOR SMALLVESSELS AND SECURE THEM PROPERLY WITH MOORINGS.(4) LISTEN TO YOUR RADIO OR WATCH YOUR TV FOR FURTHERWEATHER INFORMATION.


    Source: HK Observatory

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    HK Disneyland :

    Weather Arrangement


    Amber or Red Rain

    Park remains open, however some attractions and entertainment may be suspended due to poor weather conditions.

    Black Rain

    If the warning is hoisted by the Hong Kong Observatory during operating hours the park will remain open with limited operations; all outdoor attractions and entertainment will be suspended. If the signal is hoisted before the park opens, the park will delay opening until approximately three hours after the warning is lowered, and will have limited operations.

    Typhoon Signal 1

    Park remains open, but some attractions and entertainment may be suspended due to poor weather conditions.

    Typhoon Signal 3

    Park remains open, all outdoor attractions and entertainment will be suspended due to poor weather conditions.

    Typhoon Signal 8 or 9 or 10

    If the signal is hoisted by the Hong Kong Observatory during operating hours, the park will be closed as soon as possible. If the signal is hoisted before the park opens, the park will delay opening until approximately three hours after the warning is lowered, and will have limited operations. If the signal is lowered after 12:00pm, the park will remain closed for all day.

    Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel and Disney's Hollywood Hotel will remain open.
    Source : HK Disneyland

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    Last edited by PennysBayChronicle; 05-15-2006, 06:40 AM.

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    Re: HKDL posted info on Weather Arrangement/Tropical Cyclone Warning issued

    Yeah being in a park in Black Rain might be cool just because you'd get so wet but at the same time I really don't think it would be fun.
    Though the Autopia might be cool.

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      Re: HKDL posted info on Weather Arrangement/Tropical Cyclone Warning issued

      Sorry for my ignorance, but what's "Black Rain"?

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        Re: HKDL posted info on Weather Arrangement/Tropical Cyclone Warning issued

        Originally posted by nish221
        Sorry for my ignorance, but what's "Black Rain"?
        Rainstorm Warning System

        The rainy season in Hong Kong is normally between April and September. Rain could be particularly heavy and persistent during May and June, causing severe traffic disruption and on occasions major floods and landslips resulting in casualties.
        The rainstorm warning system is designed to alert the public about the occurrence of heavy rain which is likely to bring about major disruptions, and to ensure a state of readiness within the essential services to deal with emergencies. It is independent of other severe weather warnings such as tropical cyclone warning and landslip warning, which will be issued separately where necessary.
        There are three levels of warning: AMBER, RED and BLACK.
        The AMBER signal gives alert about potential heavy rain that may develop into RED or BLACK signal situations. There will be flooding in some low-lying and poorly drained areas. Key Government departments and major transport and utility operators are put on alert. The RED and BLACK signals warn the public of heavy rain which is likely to bring about serious road flooding and traffic congestion. They will trigger response actions by Government departments and major transport and utility operators. The public will be given clear advice on the appropriate actions to take.

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        GUIDE TO THE RAINSTORM SIGNALS


        AMBER RAINSTORM SIGNAL
        Heavy rain has fallen or is expected to fall generally over Hong Kong, exceeding 30 millimetres in an hour, and is likely to continue.

        RED RAINSTORM SIGNAL
        Heavy rain has fallen or is expected to fall generally over Hong Kong, exceeding 50 millimetres in an hour, and is likely to continue.

        BLACK RAINSTORM SIGNAL
        Very heavy rain has fallen or is expected to fall generally over Hong Kong, exceeding 70 millimetres in an hour, and is likely to continue.

        Source : HK Observatory

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            Re: HKDL posted info on Weather Arrangement/Tropical Cyclone Warning issued

            I always thought amber rain was the cause of yellow snow.

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