Saturday, December 16, 2006

Cold Weather Warning

I had to laugh when I found this warning on the Hong Kong Oberservatory Website tonight:


COLD WEATHER WARNING COLD WEATHER WARNING
THE COLD WEATHER WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED BY THE HONG KONG
OBSERVATORY AT 4:20 P.M.
THE HONG KONG OBSERVATORY IS FORECASTING COLD WEATHER IN
HONG KONG TOMORROW.
AS HONG KONG IS BEING AFFECTED BY A COLD WINTER MONSOON,
PEOPLE ARE ADVISED TO PUT ON WARM CLOTHES AND TO AVOID
ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS DUE TO THE COLD WEATHER. YOU MUST
ALSO ENSURE ADEQUATE INDOOR VENTILATION.
IF YOU MUST GO OUT, PLEASE AVOID PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO
WINTRY WINDS.
IF YOU KNOW OF ELDERLY PERSONS OR PERSONS WITH CHRONIC
MEDICAL CONDITIONS STAYING ALONE, PLEASE CALL OR VISIT THEM
OCCASIONALLY TO CHECK IF THEY NEED ANY ASSISTANCE.
MAKE SURE HEATERS ARE SAFE BEFORE USE, AND PLACE THEM AWAY
FROM ANY COMBUSTIBLES. DO NOT LIGHT FIRES INDOORS AS A
MEANS TO KEEP WARM.
WHATEVER THE TEMPERATURE, PLEASE ENSURE THAT THERE IS
PLENTY OF FRESH AIR IN YOUR ROOM WHEN YOU ARE USING AN
OLD-TYPE GAS WATER HEATER.
DISPATCHED BY HONG KONG OBSERVATORY AT 16:20 HKT ON 16.12.2006


By the way, it is supposed to get down to 12 C (53.6F) tonight. Whoop-ti-do.
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