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Last updated: 20 March 2009  
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Banking Services During Typhoons and Rainstorms - General Reference for the Public

The Association has issued Rainstorm and Typhoon Guidelines which lay down special contingency measures that banks will follow in adverse weather conditions.
The table below summarises the closing and re-opening of bank branches for ease of reference by members of the public. While HKAB endeavours to make public announcements through the Government Information Services as to the times at which banks will close or re-open to the public during typhoons or rainstorms, for enquiries about the banking hours of a particular bank, customers should enquire with the relevant bank direct.

I. Bank Closing and Re-opening during Typhoons and Extreme Conditions after Super Typhoons*
Monday - Friday Saturday
Typhoon warning signal No. 8 or higher or extreme conditions are in effect during working hours Typhoon warning signal No. 8 or higher or extreme conditions are in effect during working hours
Banks will close
Typhoon warning signal No. 8 and any extreme conditions are cancelled before or at 12:00 noon Typhoon warning signal No. 8 and any extreme conditions are cancelled before or at 9 a.m.
Banks will re-open two hours after cancellation of typhoon warning signal No. 8 and any extreme conditions, conditions permitting.
Typhoon warning signal No. 8 or extreme conditions are cancelled after 12:00 noon Typhoon warning signal No. 8 or extreme conditions are cancelled after 9 a.m.
Banks will close on that day.


*Extreme Conditions may be raised by the Hong Kong Government after a super typhoon as explained in chapter 5 of the “Code of Practice in Times of Typhoons and Rainstorms” which is issued and updated from time to  time by the Labour Department (
https://www.labour.gov.hk/eng/public/wcp/Rainstorm.pdf). 


II. Bank closing and re-opening during Black Rainstorm Warning
Monday - Friday Saturday
Black Rainstorm Warning is issued before bank opening and remains in effect by 12:00 noon Black Rainstorm Warning is issued before bank opening and remains in effect by 9 a.m.
Banks will close on that day.
Black Rainstorm Warning is issued during working hours Black Rainstorm Warning is issued during working hours
Banks will stay open where conditions permit.
Black Rainstorm Warning is issued before bank opening and is cancelled before or at 12:00 noon Black Rainstorm Warning is issued before bank opening and is cancelled before or at 9:00 a.m.
Banks will re-open two hours after the Black Rainstorm Warning is
cancelled, conditions permitting.
 
   
   
   
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