Friday, 9 May 2014

Rain, Rain Go Away

The heavy rain last night led to flooding in some streets in Hong Kong
Last night Hong Kong had a fantastic display of lightning and thunder from around 10pm to 11.40pm, with the rainstorm warnings going from amber to red and then black.

There are pictures around the Causeway Bay area where streets were flooded over ankle deep and the Cross Harbour Tunnel was flooded and slow going.

The Observatory recorded 2,313 lightning strikes across the city...

A friend of mine told me her friend tried to get a cab from North Point to Homantin and the taxi driver told her it would cost HK$500. Talk about extortion...

Those caught in the flooded streets ruined their footwear...
And then today there was lots of thunder and lightning again. As a friend chatted with me online, she saw a massive bright flash at her desk in Quarry Bay and then seconds later a huge boom that caused the building she was in to shake from the reverberations.

This evening we had our second amber rainstorm warning and luckily I was inside in a restaurant, watching the clouds fog over the city and then dump lots of rain before it cleared up again somewhat, but still raining.

Unfortunately this weekend's pretty much a washout... perhaps it is time to invest in a pair of wellies...

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