Monday, January 29, 2007

Watch out for the "Wintry Winds"

From the Hong Kong Observatory:



COLD WEATHER WARNING

THE COLD WEATHER WARNING IS NOW IN FORCE. THE HONG KONG OBSERVATORY IS FORECASTING COLD WEATHER IN HONG KONG DURING THE OVERNIGHT PERIOD AND TOMORROW MORNING.

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 AMEANS TO KEEP WARM.

WHATEVER THE TEMPERATURE, PLEASE ENSURE THAT THERE ISPLENTY OF FRESH AIR IN YOUR ROOM WHEN YOU ARE USING ANOLD-TYPE GAS WATER HEATER.

DISPATCHED BY HONG KONG OBSERVATORY AT 16:20 HKT ON 29.01.2007

PS: The cold temperature forcast is supposed to be 53 F or 12 C.
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