More than twice that amount fell – the Hong Kong Observatory said 158.1 mm (6.2 inches) of rain fell on its headquarters between 11pm and midnight. According to the South China Morning Post.
JUST IN: Hong Kong just recorded its highest ever rainfall per hour of 158.1mm [6.2 inches] Between 11pm and midnight (HKT). Records date back to 1884 (139 years ago). The Hong Kong Observatory issued a rare “black rainstorm warning signal”. pic.twitter.com/KWtyWbqUmd
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In other parts of Hong Kong – Kowloon, the Northeast New Territories and Hong Kong Island – more than 200 mm (7.87 inches) of rain was recorded between 6pm and midnight, the newspaper reported.
Pictures and videos circulated on social media showed flooded streets and submerged subway stations.
The city government will make an announcement on Friday morning whether it is safe to use roads and public transportation and whether offices and schools will be allowed to open.
Heavy rains were also reported in southern China, including Shenzhen It said It is preparing to release water from its reservoirs, which could worsen flooding in parts of northern Hong Kong.
The region was hit by two typhoons within two weeks, with Typhoons Saola and Haikui causing devastation in southern China and Taiwan.
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