Hong Kong is set to experience a cold snap, rain, then a sunny spell during the Easter long weekend.
Temperatures will drop significantly to around 12 degrees Celsius on Thursday, according to the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO), and heavy rain is forecast.
An “intense northeast monsoon” is influencing the Southern coast, with the lowest temperatures on Friday and Sunday expected to be around 11 degrees Celsius. Temperatures in the countryside are expected to be several degrees lower.
The weather will gradually turn fine and dry during the weekend, with sunny spells predicted on Sunday and Monday.
Senior Scientific Officer Lam Ching-chi advises the public to “stay alert” for “changeable weather”.
“If you know of any elderly persons or persons with medical chronic conditions, check them out and see if they need any assistance,” she said.
March 25 is Good Friday, marking the start of a four-day weekend for Hong Kongers.