Observatory issues Amber Rainstorm Warning

The Amber Rainstorm Warning Signal was on Friday morning issued by the Hong Kong Observatory at 7:05 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 all necessary precautions to avoid losses.

People who have to travel should carefully consider weather and road conditions and take the necessary precautions.