Jack Frost to nip at Hongkongers’ collective nose as HKO issues first frost warning of 2020

Better wrap up if you live in the New Territories, because the Hong Kong Observatory has issued its first frost warning for 2020.

The warning was issued by the Observatory at 4:30pm today, saying that frost is likely to appear on high ground and in the northern part of the New Territories tomorrow morning.

A cold weather warning is currently in effect, and it’s been a bit of a breezy day today, with lows of 10 degrees Celsius and highs of 19.

The chill will continue for two more days, according to the Observatory’s seven-day forecast, which says temperatures will range from 10 to 17 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, and from 12 to 17 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, before warming up for the rest of the week.

Screenshot via HKO.
Screenshot via HKO.

Meanwhile, be on the lookout for the city’s “frost chasers,” a term to describe Hongkongers who trek up to mountains to catch a rare glimpse of the frost.

If the niche activity doesn’t ring a bell, allow us to remind you of the case of “Jenny,” a belligerent local hiker who went viral on social media way back in 2016 after she was filmed getting into a screechy exchange with a police officer who — citing safety reasons — prevented her from hiking to Tai Mo Shan to catch a glimpse of frost.

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