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Waterspout Spotted in Hong Kong Waters
(27 July 2010)

The duty officer at the Observatory's Airport Meteorological Office in Chek Lap Kok observed a funnel cloud near Deep Bay at around 8:45 am this morning (Figure 1). The funnel cloud was captured on video available at http://www.youtube.com/hkweather#p/f/4/UlBX22dBm3o . Thereafter, reports were received from the Government Flying Service and a number of citizens about the sighting of at least three waterspouts over Deep Bay between 8:30 am and 9:00 am off Ha Pak Nai (see Figure 2). An area of intense thunderstorm was also detected by the Observatory's weather radar at around that time (see Figure 3). Locally, under the influence of a trough of low pressure, the weather was unstable with thunderstorms, giving rise to heavy rain and favourable conditions for the formation of waterspouts.

In Hong Kong, a waterspout was last spotted on 22 July 2010. Since 1959, there have been a total of 40 reports of waterspouts sighted within 460 kilometres of Hong Kong. Waterspouts are more commonly seen in July. The Observatory had received reports of waterspout on four separate days in July of 2003.
       


Fig. 1 The funnel cloud observed from the Airport Meteorological Office
Fig. 1 The funnel cloud observed from the Airport Meteorological Office


Fig. 2 Two waterspouts photographed from Shenzhen towards Deep Bay (picture courtesy of Mr Li Gang)
Fig. 2 Two waterspouts photographed from Shenzhen towards Deep Bay (picture courtesy of Mr Li Gang)

Fig. 3 An area of intense thunderstorms near Deep Bay detected by the Observatory's weather radar at 9:00 am
Fig. 3 An area of intense thunderstorms near Deep Bay detected by the Observatory's weather radar at 9:00 am

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Lightning Strikes And Tornado Waterspouts
Over Hong Kong On Elijah's birthday - July 27th 2010

1 Kings 18:41-46
[Recorded History (Christory-His-Story) around 930 BC some 2940 years ago]



Psalm 107 : Verses 1-3 "O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good
for
his mercy endureth for ever. Let the redeemed of the LORD say so,
whom
he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;
And gathered them out of the lands, from the east,
and from the west, from the north, and from the south.
"

Verses : 21-25 "Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness
and for
his wonderful works to the children of men!
And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving,
and declare his works with rejoicing.

They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters;
These see
the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep.
For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind,
which
lifteth up the waves thereof."




http://www.youtube.com/hkweather#p/f/4/UlBX22dBm3o

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象所的當值人員觀測到漏斗雲在后海灣附近出現,並拍攝到當時的錄像
。其後天文台亦分別接獲政府飛行服務隊及市民報告目睹最少
三股水龍捲在下白泥對開后海灣海面出現。