Environment & Health Hong Kong

Consecutive days of scorching heat sets new record in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Observatory headquarters has recorded high temperatures of over 35 degrees Celsius for four consecutive days starting last Friday. It is the first time this has happened since record-keeping began in 1885, Hong Kong Observatory Scientific Officer Yeung Wai-lung has said.

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Temperatures in Hong Kong on Tuesday. Photo: HKO.

Temperatures will gradually go down and the highest temperature over the next two days is expected to be 32 degrees Celsius, Yeung told Apple Daily.

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Photo: HKO.

“The unsettled weather associated with the broad area of low pressure over the northern and central parts of the South China Sea will move closer to the south China coast today and tomorrow, bringing showers to the region,” the HKO weather forecast said. “With the weakening of the subtropical ridge in the middle and latter parts of this week, the weather will become more showery over the south China coast.”

The weather on Tuesday is forecast to be cloudy with a few showers, with isolated thunderstorms followed by sunny intervals in the afternoon. There will be moderate to fresh southerly winds. At 10am, the air temperature at the Hong Kong Observatory was 29 degrees Celsius and the relative humidity 83 per cent.

Consecutive days of scorching heat sets new record in Hong Kong