Unusual Strong Typhoon in Macau

Climate change becomes a popular reason in my friend circles when it comes to unpredictable weather situation.

I was about to leave for the conference in Macau this morning, chairing a session related to smart city development.  Just before I had my feet out of the door I realised that today’s conference was called off due to the hoisting of typhoon signal numbered 8 (which I was told as unusual.). Fortunately, we grabbed the chance yesterday to meet with overseas visitors.  Otherwise, we could have wasted this wonderful opportunity to learn from them.

Anyhow, I managed to spend time with my local friends to catch up and relax a bit Mandarin Oriental Macau.  With still a question in mind though, why would it be No.8 when it was fairly calm and there was almost no rain!?


澳門罕見颱風

每次出現不尋常的天氣事件,總激起我朋友間對全球暖化的討論,也是罕見天氣事件最常被歸究的原因。

今天早上我原本要在澳門出席會議,負責主持會上一個關於智慧城市發展的環節。但我在出門以前就被告知會議取消了,因為8號風球正生效,幸好我們在前一天已和外國的與會者見面,不然就要浪費向他們學習的機會了。

縱使今天看來不太順利,我還是和當地的朋友在澳門文華東方酒店聚舊,度過愉悅的下午。但我很不解,為甚麼外邊看來如此平靜且只有微雨會懸掛8號風球?