Rain storm in Tung Chung

These pictures are from the 29th floor in apartment block. In front of Century Link they are reclaiming land which looks somewhat waterlogged after and during the storm. You can see reclaimed soil, washing away into the sea.

This story is from the South China Morning Post:

Flash floods across Hong Kong as Observatory issues red rain signal

The downpour followed a Saturday that saw the first black rainstorm signal issued this year

Hongkongers woke to heavy downpour on Sunday with flash floods reported across the city as a red rainstorm signal was issued.

There was flooding in Tai Po, and the section from Tolo Highway to Tai Po Kau near and around Chung Tsai Yuen is now fully closed.

The red rainstorm signal issued at 7.30am means that heavy rain has fallen or is expected to fall generally over Hong Kong, exceeding 50mm in an hour, and is likely to continue, a spokesman for the Observatory said.

A thunderstorm warning issued at 2.20am will remain in force until noon.

Hongkongers woke to heavy downpour on Sunday with flash floods reported across the city as a red rainstorm signal was issued.

There was flooding in Tai Po, and the section from Tolo Highway to Tai Po Kau near and around Chung Tsai Yuen is now fully closed.

The red rainstorm signal issued at 7.30am means that heavy rain has fallen or is expected to fall generally over Hong Kong, exceeding 50mm in an hour, and is likely to continue, a spokesman for the Observatory said.

A thunderstorm warning issued at 2.20am will remain in force until noon.

It followed a Saturday with flooding and landslides reported in multiple districts as Hong Kong saw the first black rainstorm signal issued this year. The warning was in place from 2.55am to 5.40am. More than 10,000 lightning flashes were recorded, and the Drainage Services Department received 24 flooding reports. Some residents in the New Territories needed to be rescued by fire services.

On Sunday morning, heavy downpour continued, with red flags raised at multiple beaches, including Shek O, Pui O, Stanley and Hap Mun Bay. Due to big waves and stormy weather, residents are advised not to swim at the beaches.

“Heavy rain will bring flash floods, and flooding is occurring or is expected to occur in watercourses. People should stay away from watercourses,” the Observatory spokesman said.

He said residents living in proximity to rivers should stay alert to weather conditions and consider evacuation if their homes are at risk of flooding.

The Education Bureau announced that classes at all schools are suspended on Sunday morning, but schools should keep premises open and implement contingency measures to look after arriving students.

The Labour Department reminded employers to implement work arrangements for staff during and after rainstorms.

Members of the public are advised to report any street flooding to the Drainage Services Department by calling the 24-hour drainage hotline on 2300 1110.

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