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Hong Kong braces for weekend temperature to dip by 6 degrees Celsius

City feeling effects of intense northeast monsoon

PUBLISHED : Friday, 08 December, 2017, 10:21am
UPDATED : Friday, 08 December, 2017, 5:10pm

Hongkongers can plan on pulling out their warm clothes this weekend as temperatures are forecast to drop by six degrees Celsius overnight, with Saturday morning’s temperature expected to be 14 degrees or lower, according to the Observatory.

Under the effect of an intense northeast monsoon, the city on Friday morning saw temperatures register between 15 and 16 degrees, around two degrees lower than Thursday’s readings.

The high temperature on Friday is expected to reach about 20 degrees, with mostly dry conditions.

A red fire danger warning and strong monsoon signal were issued early Friday morning.

A spokesman for the city’s weather authority predicted the weather would be “fine and dry with a rather large temperature difference between day and night in the next couple of days”.

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The temperature on Sunday is forecast to range between 16 and 22 degrees. Humidity is due to remain low throughout the weekend.

An easterly airstream is expected to affect the coast of neighbouring Guangdong province in the middle of next week, with cloudy skies over the region.