It’s time to dust off those space heaters, and get your sweaters out of mothballs: a cold spell hit Hong Kong last night and it looks set to stick around through the weekend.
A Hong Kong Observatory cold weather warning went into effect at 8:30pm last night as temperatures fell to 12 degrees Celsius, with highs of just 18 or 19 degrees expected over the next few days. It will be a few degrees colder still in the New Territories.
The observatory also predicted that the next few days will be cloudy with a scattered rain as “an intense replenishment of the northeast monsoon” reaches the coast of Guangdong.
This morning the Center for Health Protection issued their regular cold weather warning reminder to urge people, particularly the elderly, to wear warm clothing, exercise to facilitate blood circulation, stay indoors, use heaters, and avoid drinking alcohol in order to stay warm. (Bunch of buzzkills over there at the CHP.)
The cold spell will last throughout the weekend, with things expected to warm up a bit by Monday.
In the meantime, if you’re feeling a little frosty this weekend, perhaps this handy guide on where to eat some fiery Sichuan food might be of use.