Red rainstorm warning means no school for Hong Kong students

Red rainstorm warning means no school for Hong Kong students

Classes across the city suspended due to heavy rain


The red rainstorm warning was issued when many students were on their way to school.
Photo: Sam Tsang/SCMP

The Education Bureau suspended classes for all AM schools and whole-day schools today as the red rainstorm signal was issued.

The red warning was issued by the Observatory at 7.35am today and lowered at 9.35am. It was put up again at 11.20am.

Many students would have been on the way to school when the first red warning was issued, but the Education Bureau's statememt said that schools would remain open, and students could seek shelter there.

The red rainstorm warning means means heavy rain has fallen or is expected to fall generally over Hong Kong, exceeding 50mm in an hour, and is likely to continue. 

The amber rainstorm warning is currently hoisted, as is the thunderstorm warning, and gusts of wind reaching 80 kilometres per hour or above may continue to affect the city.

Were you on your way to school when you heard classes would be cancelled? Are you affected by the floods? Email your photos to, or instagram them and tag @youngposthk! Stay dry and stay safe!


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