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1869 1869 Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, visits Hong Kong
1874 1874 Typhoon
HOPIC 2 Fig 30.jpg

Max wind speed: 
Deaths: 2,000+ (source, see p.74)

Contemporary reports of the typhoon:

1889 1889 Rainstorm
1889 Pedders Wharf (after storm 2).jpg

Total Rainfall: 33".11 = 840 mm (in two days) with maximum hourly rainfall of 3.35" = 85 mm.

Dozens of landslides occurred, the severest damages were at the Albany Nullah and the Glenealy… read more

1897 Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee


52. Jubilee Celebrations:- Numerous public buildings and structures, including the Clock Tower, Queen’s Statue, Government House, Central Market, Queen’s College and… read more

1900 Typhoon November 9th-10th 1900


41. The following is a copy of the report on the damaging typhoon which occurred on the night of November 9th-10th :


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1902 Edward VII Coronation Celebrations

81. Coronation Celebrations: - Arrangements were made for illuminating a number of the principal Public Buildings, including the Queen’s Statue, on the occasion of the Coronation of Their… read more

1906 1906 Typhoon
Jebsen & Co. Godown at West Point after the 1906 Typhoon

Max wind speed: 
Deaths: about 15,000


1922 1922 Prince of Wales visits Hong Kong

From: The Prince of Wales' Eastern Book


Fog lay… read more

1923 1923 Typhoon
1923 Typhoon Tram Damage

Max wind speed: 
Deaths: 100


1926 1926 Rainstorm

Total rainfall: 534.1mm, with maximum rainfalls of 100.7mm in 1-hour, 430.6mm in 6-hours, and 526.7mm in 12-hours.
Deaths: Appx 7

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1927 1927 Typhoon
1927 Typhoon - Motorcar Garage

Max wind speed: 98 km/h , gusts 187 km/h

Deaths: 15

Injured: 22

Source:… read more

1930 1930 Typhoon

Max wind speed: ?
Deaths: ?

David has asked me to resurrect the photo of the damage to the house of my uncle, Leslie Warren and his family at 19 Broadwood Road caused by the… read more

1936 1936 Typhoon
Typhoon-Beached ship

Max wind speed: 115 km/h , gusts 210 km/h

Deaths: 20

Injured: 179

Vessels damaged or destroyed

Ocean going: 22

Fishing boats: about 40

Some buildings… read more

1937 1937 Typhoon
1937 Typhoon's Toll Document

Max wind speed: gust of 130 knots
Deaths: about 11,000


  • Wind speed from table 2.5 and deaths from Table 2.6 in … read more
1946 1946 Typhoon

Maximum Gust: 95 knots (176 km/h)
Deaths: unknown

The disaster-struck areas were concentrated on Hong Kong Island: Wan Chai, Sai Ying Pun and Des Voeux Road West.

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1957 1957 Typhoon Wendy
Typhoon  Wendy 1957.
1957 1957 Typhoon Gloria
wreck a.

Notes from HK Observatory:

Typhoon Gloria in September moved first to the west-northwest, and then turned… read more

1959 1959 Prince Philip visits Hong Kong
1950s Fred Evans' photos

In March 1959, the Duke of Edinburgh came to Hong Kong on a two-day visit, arriving from Singapore on the Royal Yacht Britannia, escorted by both Britain’s Royal Navy and the Royal New Zealand… read more

1960 1960 Typhoon Mary

Max wind speed: 103 knots
​Deaths: 45


1961 1961 Princess Alexandra visits Hong Kong

 The Visit to Hong Kong of Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra of Kent G.C.V.O, 3rd-14th November 1961

Programme… read more