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1871 Typhoon

Submitted by Klaus on Thu, 02/08/2024 - 23:38

Lowest barometer reading 29inch = 969 mbar, corresponding to a wind speed of about 170km/h.

Maximum impact at night (from Saturday to Sunday)

Destruction report:

From Pedder's Wharf westward for several hundred yards the Praya is demolished.


Submitted by Klaus on Thu, 02/08/2024 - 23:03

Reports about the damage caused by a typhoon usually only compile facts – how many ships, houses, piers etc. were damaged or even destroyed, and the number of human casualties and deaths. I couldn’t find reports earlier than 1874.

1841 Typhoon

Submitted by Klaus on Fri, 11/24/2023 - 20:43

The similarity of the typhoon that affected Hong Kong in 1937 to 'Wanda' in 1962 has been referred to in other publications. It may be of interest, however, to compare 'Wanda' with the first recorded typhoon to visit the Colony in July, 1841. Apparently the month of July in 1841 set in with ominous weather, as the following extract from 'The Opium Clippers' by Basil LUBBOCK indicates:

2017 Typhoon Hato

Submitted by Klaus on Thu, 04/22/2021 - 03:10

There were over 5,300 reports of fallen trees, many incidents of falling objects, one report of landslide as well as a number of flooding reports. Two police officers were hit on the head by falling branches near San Po Kong when clearing the fallen trees. One person was injured by a falling clothes-hanging pole in Kwun Tong. A suspended work platform at an apartment block in Hung Hom came loose under strong winds and rammed into the windows of several units of the building. Glass curtain walls of several commercial buildings in Wan Chai and Central were shattered.

1957 Typhoon Gloria

Submitted by David on Mon, 01/07/2019 - 13:11

Notes from HK Observatory:

Typhoon Gloria in September moved first to the west-northwest, and then turned northward to cross the coast close to the west of Macau. The Royal Observatory recorded twelve hours of strong winds, fourteen hours of gales, and one hour when winds were mainly hurricane strength with a gust of 101 knots. At Waglan, winds of gale force or higher lasted twenty-one hours with a peak gust of 100 knots. 


Submitted by Sjw16 on Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:45

Hi my parents were in HK in the mid 50s and my sibling has a vague memory that they, or my mother particularly, may have received an award for helping out in her local area during a typhoon. It is an imperfect memory and we could not find anything among their effects, later, that corroborated the memory. Does anyone know where I might find any info about such things?

1874 Typhoon

Submitted by David on Sat, 01/23/2016 - 18:00

In one of Martyn Gregory's old photo albums a couple of photos show the destruction of this powerful typhoon, and a folded, yellowed slip of newspaper describes the event. All are reproduced here with Martyn's kind permission.

The first photo shows several sunken ships and the ruined piers and sea-wall between Central and Sheung Wan. The large building on the right in the distance is the City Hall.