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Hong Kong weather

Goodbye rain as Hong Kong Observatory issues very hot weather warning

Friday temperatures to range between 27 and 33 degrees Celsius

PUBLISHED : Friday, 23 June, 2017, 11:05am
UPDATED : Friday, 23 June, 2017, 2:58pm

Hongkongers looking to ditch their umbrellas after 10 consecutive days of rain might want to keep them handy against the blazing sun on Friday morning.

The Hong Kong Observatory issued a very hot weather warning at 9.45am, warning of a high risk of heatstroke.

By 10am, temperatures in most urban districts in Hong Kong had reached over 30 degrees Celsius, including at Admiralty, Sham Shui Po and Tuen Mun

The mean UV index recorded at King’s Park for the past hour was 5, and the intensity of UV radiation was moderate.

The Observatory warned that very hot weather could cause adverse health effects. Elderly people and those with chronic medical conditions should take extra care.

Temperatures on Friday are forecast to range between 27 and 33 degrees. The hot weather is expected to last until early next week.