Mercury to rise after chilliest day of winter

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 20 February, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 20 February, 2010, 12:00am

Temperatures will climb from today after falling to 7.7 degrees Celsius, the lowest of the winter. Meteorologists said the minimum temperature would rise to about 10 degrees in urban areas but remain around 8 degrees in the New Territories. An 81-year-old woman died of hypothermia after being admitted to Tuen Mun Hospital yesterday, while a 68-year-old man who went swimming off Sai Kung was in critical condition.