Temperatures fell to -2.5 degrees on Tai Mo Shan Friday morning, marking the lowest temperature in five years on Hong Kong’s highest peak.
According to the Hong Kong Observatory, the temperature on Tai Mo Shan hovered in the low single digits in the early hours of Friday before plunging to -2.5 degrees Celsius at around 5am.
Weather enthusiasts made the trip up the mountain, where they took pictures of the thin layers of frost that had formed on plants, Apple Daily reported.
The temperature in the urban areas also dipped, averaging around 6 to 8 degrees according to the observatory’s 9:30am report.
The mercury on Tai Mo Shan Friday is the lowest since January 2016, when an intense cold surge saw temperatures drop to to -6 degrees on the peak.
It’s the second time in about a week that temperatures have fallen to sub-zero levels on Tai Mo Shan. On New Year’s Eve, the observatory recorded a low of -1.2 degrees on the peak, although no frost was seen due to the low humidity.
The cold weather is expected to last until the later half of next week, the observatory forecasts.