Cold start to the week: Single digit temperatures recorded as wintry weather hits HK

Making the already widely-detested Monday morning wake up even worse, temperatures dropped to single digits this morning in parts of Hong Kong, with more chilly weather in store early this week.

According to the Observatory, a minimum temperature of 7.9 degrees Celsius was recorded in Ngong Ping around 8am. The weather service also logged a reading of 8.9 degrees at Tate’s Cairn earlier this morning.

Generally around the New Territories, the mercury hovered around 12 degrees, while on Hong Kong Island the coldest reading was recorded on the Peak, which registered 12.9 degrees between 7am and 8am.

At about 12.30pm , Hong Kong’s temperature was recorded at 17 degrees with cloudy conditions. According to the Observatory, more rain is expected with the northeast monsoon affecting Guangdong and a broad band of clouds bringing wet weather to the region.

Today will be “mainly cloudy with one or two rain patches” with “moderate to fresh north to north easterly winds.”

From tomorrow expect wind strengthening from the north. It will be “rather cool” on Wednesday fining up with sunny periods in the following days.

At a press conference late last week discussing the onset of cold conditions, Hong Kong Observatory assistant director Cheng Cho-ming reminded residents to prepare for the wintery weather. 

Most important, Cheng said, was that the elderly and those with medication conditions were cared for.

So, if you’ve got grandparents in the city, might be a good time to pop over and say hello.

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