Freaky weather over Hong Kong

Freaky weather over Hong Kong

A city famed for its skyline looked like something out of an "end of the world" movie
It's the end of the world as we know it. Well, at least for a few hours.

Looking like Hollywood special effects wizardry, two weather fronts smashed together on Tuesday over Hong Kong to create a stunning scene over the city's famed Victoria Harbour.

The view from CNN's Quarry Bay office on Tuesday afternoon. Dark clouds rolled in from the northwest in the afternoon ahead of the storm that brought winds gusting to 80 kmh and rainfall in some parts of Hong Kong of up to 30 millimeters.

Despite its apocalyptic appearance, the storm passed quickly and local media reported only minor incidents and no major casualties among residents or fishermen.

A Hong Kong Observatory official said the storm was the result of a trough of low pressure forming in neighboring Guangdong province because of a collision of warm and cold air, according to the South China Morning Post.

The SCMP posted several impressive images from readers.