Drizzle melts day of frost

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 22 February, 1996, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 22 February, 1996, 12:00am

DRIZZLE added to the chill yesterday, dampening the fun for icicle hunters by quickly melting away the second day of frost.

After Tuesday's frost on Tai Mo Shan, scores braved its icy incline before dawn yesterday for a glimpse of whitened slopes.

But the frosty frolics were short-lived - light rain set in at about 8 am.

Royal Observatory scientific officer, So Chi-kuen, said rain on Tuesday night followed by the morning's chilly temperatures was ideal for forming icicles on tree branches and road signs but 'as soon as it started to drizzle the frost went away'.

Much of the New Territories recorded temperatures between 3.6 and four degrees Celsius yesterday, Mr So said. Tuen Mun was the lowest with 3.2 degrees.

The monsoon is expected to moderate slightly over the next few days.