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Hong Kong weather

Cool autumn weather in Hong Kong expected to give way to warmer temperatures

Highest point in city recorded reading of 12 degrees early Monday morning

PUBLISHED : Monday, 30 October, 2017, 9:26am
UPDATED : Monday, 30 October, 2017, 11:33am

A cool and dry breeze greeted Hongkongers on the first workday of the week, but the taste of autumn weather could be short-lived.

At 8am on Monday, the Observatory recorded a temperature of 20.7 degrees Celsius, the second lowest this month, with a relative humidity of 55 per cent. The weather authority’s red fire danger warning remained in force.

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It was even colder at Hong Kong’s highest point, Tai Mo Shan, which recorded a reading of just over 12 degrees at 7am.

While the temperature was predicted to climb to 25 degrees on Monday, a dry northeast monsoon in southern China prompted a forecast of fine and dry weather in the coming days.

The Observatory expected a low of 19 degrees on Tuesday, with warmer conditions returning midweek and a high of 28 degrees on Thursday.

Mornings were predicted to stay relatively cool.