HK morning trading, classes, and courts canceled due to year's first black rainstorm warning

Local | 28 Jun 2021 9:38 am

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing has canceled Monday's morning trading in the wake of a black rainstorm warning issued by the Hong Kong Observatory.

Schools and coronavirus vaccinations were also suspended.

The Department of Justice said courts and tribunals are adjourned and would remain so if the black rainstorm warning is in effect at 11:00 am.

The warning was issued  at 8:20a.m. It was the first such rain warning this year.

The warning means that heavy rain has fallen or is expected to exceed 70 millimeters in an hour, and is likely to continue.

If the weather warning is donwgrade before 11:00 a.m., trading will take place from 1:00 p.m. Trading will not take place if the weather warning remains by midday.

A red rainstorm warning signal was issued at 5:55 am, while a yellow rainstorm warning was issued at 5:05 am.

A landslide was reported on Lantau Island.

The Transport Department also suspended services, including licensing offices at Admiralty, Cheung Sha Wan, Kwun Tong and Sha Tin, the Public Vehicles Unit, the Cross Boundary Unit, the Driving Test Appointment Office, the Driving Test Centers and Written Test Centre.


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