Schools closed due to Red Rainstorm Warning

As the Red Rainstorm Warning Signal is now in force, classes of all AM schools and whole-day schools are suspended today.

Schools should implement contingency plans and arrange staff to look after students who might arrive and ensure that conditions are safe before allowing students to return home.

The Red Rainstorm Warning Signal was issued by the Hong Kong Observatory on Friday morning at 4:25 am.

This means that heavy rain has fallen or is expected to fall generally over Hong Kong, exceeding 50 millimetres in an hour, and is likely to continue.

Further heavy rain could cause, if not already caused, serious road flooding and traffic congestion.

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

Heavy rain will bring flash floods, and flooding is occurring or is expected to occur in watercourses.

People should stay away from watercourses.

Residents living in close proximity to rivers should stay alert to weather conditions and should consider evacuation if their homes may become flooded.