Travel Guides – ‘Black rainstorm’ warning suspends Hong Kong trading

A lady carries an umbrella as she crosses a road throughout a rain storm in Hong Kong.

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange cancelled its morning trading session on Monday resulting from excessive climate.

The resolution by Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing comes after the federal government issued a so-known as “black rainstorm” warning.

Hong Kong has three ranges of rainstorm warning, with black being the best after amber and purple.

It is the town’s first black rainstorm warning his 12 months, with at the least 70mm of rain forecast for a number of districts.

Trading of each securities and derivatives markets had been cancelled within the Asian monetary hub.

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange said that if the black rainstorm warning is cancelled earlier than noon Hong Kong time trading will resume within the afternoon. If not, trading can even be suspended for the afternoon session.

The Hong Kong Observatory warned people who “heavy rain will bring flash floods, and flooding is occurring or is expected to occur in watercourses.”

Landslides are additionally anticipated.

Schools and Covid-19 vaccination providers had been additionally suspended resulting from security considerations.

Islands close to the town had been hit even more durable, with greater than 150mm of rain reported to have fallen on Lantau and Lamma by 9.45am native time.

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