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Morning and full day schools cancelled as red rain alert taken down

The government announced that morning and full day classes were cancelled at 6:57am as the red rain signal was hoisted from 6:55am to 8:35am. The amber signal replaced the red rain signal at 8:35am and was taken down at 10:10am as the thunderstorm warning continues to stay up.

Dark clouds. Photo: Joe Law via Facebook Hong Kong Breaking Incident Group.

Dark clouds. Photo: Joe Law via Facebook Hong Kong Breaking Incident Group.

The Special Announcement on Flooding in the Northern New Territories was hoisted at 6:40am and was taken down at 9:45am.

Sithino Li flooding rain red

There was flooding under a Tai Po bridge, according to Sithino Li. Photo: Sithino Li via Facebook Hong Kong Breaking Incident Group.

In May, the government’s late announcement that classes were cancelled drew criticism as many said that their kids had already gone to school in the heavy rain. Many were only notified that classes were cancelled as they reached school.

9 day forecast August 10

9 day forecast. Photo: Hong Kong Observatory screenshot.

Rainy weather is forecast to continue until next Thursday, and weather will be “very hot” on Monday.

Morning and full day schools cancelled as red rain alert taken down