Hong Kong weather

Temperature falls to 10.8 degrees Celsius, Hong Kong’s coldest this winter

Dry and sunny weather expected to continue for rest of day and into weekend

PUBLISHED : Friday, 10 February, 2017, 11:57am
UPDATED : Friday, 10 February, 2017, 12:15pm

Hongkongers woke up on to a cold Friday morning as the mercury plummeted to 10.8 degrees Celsius – the lowest so far this winter, according to the Hong Kong Observatory.

A temperature of 5.1 degrees – the chilliest in the city – was measured on Tai Mo Shan, as the Observatory forecast the weather for the rest of the day to be dry and sunny.

“An intense winter monsoon is bringing cold and dry weather to southern China,” a spokesman said.

“Locally, the minimum temperature recorded at the Observatory this morning was 10.8 degrees, the lowest so far this winter.”

He said the city should expect fine and dry weather with cold mornings during the weekend.

The temperature difference between day and night will be relatively large.

But the temperatures will rise gradually next week, the spokesman said.