Heat is on for four more days

PUBLISHED : Friday, 31 July, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 31 July, 1998, 12:00am

The public was warned again yesterday to beware of heat stroke as scorching weather continued for the sixth successive day.

Weather forecasters repeated earlier advice for people to stay in the shade as temperatures of 35 degrees Celsius were again recorded in the northern New Territories.

An Observatory spokesman said: 'We think the hot weather will continue for at least another four days.' The spokesman said temperatures went up to 33 degrees Celsius for 19 continuous days in 1978, which was the longest period of hot weather the Observatory recorded.

About 26 people have used the 19 temporary shelters opened on Tuesday to provide relief from the heat.