The Hong Kong Observatory  has a signals system to help keep people safe during severe weather. You can check to see if a typhoon or rain signal has been hoisted at www.hko.gov.hk

When does Crossroads stay open?

Crossroads remains open during a T1 or T3 typhoon  and during Amber and Red rain warnings.

When does Crossroads close due to weather?

Crossroads remains open during a Typhoon Signal No. 1, Typhoon Signal No.3, and Amber and Red Rainstorm Warnings. The following arrangements apply when:

  1. a Typhoon Signal No.8 (T8) or above is issued or in effect;
  2. the Hong Kong Observatory announces that a T8 or above will be issued (a Typhoon Signal Pre-8); or
  3. a Black Rainstorm Warning signal is issued or in effect.

Signal Issued, Announced or in Effect: 7 am – 12 noon
All morning simulations are cancelled.

Signal Issued, Announced or in Effect: 12:01 pm or after
All afternoon simulations are cancelled.

A few additional notes:

  • Notwithstanding the above, if the school or class participating in the simulation has officially cancelled its session(s) within two hours of the scheduled simulation, or the EDB announces that schools are to close, any scheduled simulation will also be cancelled.
  • Moreover, in the event that after a T8 or Black Rainstorm Warning signal is lowered or cancelled (1) there is significant physical damage to the Crossroads site, (2) road conditions in a storm aftermath would make accessing the Crossroads site in a timely manner challenging, or (3) a key facilitator of a scheduled simulation is unable to return to the Crossroads site in a timely manner, Crossroads reserves the right to contact the participating organization to reschedule the scheduled simulation.

Hong Kong weather updates are available via the Hong Kong Observatory’s automated telephone service (2835 1473) or via www.hko.gov.hk.

The safety of all our volunteers and visitors is important to us! If you should have further questions, please email enquiries@crossroads.org.hk or call our main number at +852 2984 9309

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