Typhoon (A Very Lame One) & Home Early

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So Hayley, myself and everyone else in Hong Kong had early day off from work last Thursday. So why’s that?

Typhoon Linfa was approaching Hong Kong and the observatory hoisted the Typhoons Signal No. 8, that means it’s a tropical storm with a  sustained wind speed is 63 – 117 km/h and gust up to 180 km/h. So we were expecting some strong wind and heavy rain coming soon. Really ?! It turned out to be very lame, no wind and not much rain as seen in the photos.

Queuing at the bus stop to go home.
Queuing at the bus stop to go home. Everyone were going home at the same time
Still queuing
Still queuing half an hour later…

Multiple Typhoons

Typhoon Linfa was not the only one at the Pacific Ocean, there was another one (Typhoon Chan-Hom) also approaching the coast of China, so the weather and the typhoon path could be unpredictable  The typhoon can easily change course rapidly within a matter of hours (which Typhoon Linfa had) or they can become a mega typhoon when there are two or more typhoons at close proximity to each other. This is known as the Fujiwhara effect, named after a Japanese scientist who observed this natural phenomenon.

Stuck at the toll plaza. It took about 2 hours to get home (It's normally a 20 minutes journey)
Stuck at the toll plaza. It took about 2 hours to get home (It’s normally a 20 minutes journey)

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