Inclement Weather

Hong Kong has a sub-tropical climate with distinct seasons.  Typhoon season begins in May and ends in November.  When a typhoon is approaching, warnings are broadcast on television and radio.  There are various degrees of warning signals issued by the Hong Kong Observatory, but when the number 8 signal is in place, most of the city closes down, all schools close.  There is a separate warning system for heavy rain.

You can find detailed and up to date weather information on the Hong Kong Observatory Website.

The information below outlines inclement weather procedures.