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Report on Great Storm of the 29th and 30th May, 1889

Submitted by Klaus on Fri, 07/08/2022 - 00:20

The full report is available here. The 1889 Rainstorm is also listed as an event on Gwulo.

The following part of the report deals with the destruction by the rain in connection with Albany and Gleanealy Nullahs. Several photos were attached to the report which are not available on HKGRO but in the Flickr account of the National Archives UK. [note: photo 2 is missing].


Damage in the Albany or Military Nullah.

1889 Rainstorm

Submitted by Klaus on Mon, 06/27/2022 - 23:59

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 Nullah.

At the Albany Nullah, two bridges of the Peak Tramway were washed away, just a few minutes after the last tram passed by. Also the Albany Filter beds were filled with mud and debris, and the Kennedy Road Bridge over the nullah was destroyed.

Rainstorms in Hong Kong

Submitted by Klaus on Mon, 06/27/2022 - 23:13

Since its early days, Hong Kong has been hit by rainstorms that caused severe damages. In this timeline events with extraordinary rainfall are listed that were not in connection with typhoons.