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Hong Kong wakes up to chilliest temperatures since March

City records readings as low as 17 degrees as strong monsoon affects southern China

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 11 October, 2016, 9:28am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 11 October, 2016, 10:52am

Hongkongers woke to a rainy and unusually chilly morning Tuesday, with the city experiencing its lowest temperatures since March.

Readings across Hong Kong stood at between 17 and 24 degrees at 9am Tuesday, and even cooler readings earlier in the morning marked the city’s coolest temperatures in seven months.

The Observatory said the weather was two degrees lower than on Monday.

Hong Kong’s official forecaster predicted temperatures would range between 22 and 26 degrees later Tuesday.

Hong Kong records gloomy September

A strong monsoon was expected to continue to affect southern China, with the remnants of former typhoon Aere bringing rain to the area in the next few days.

Weather in the city was predicted to heat up later in the week, including sunny periods and temperatures around 29 degrees.