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China suffers worst chills in 28 years

China Meteorological Administration says the country’s average temperature has hit the lowest in 28 years this winter, as snow and ice throughout China have closed highways, cancelled flights and stranded travellers.

Saturday, 5 January, 2013, 8:38pm

More than 100 die in historic Indian cold snap

More than 100 people have died of exposure as northern India deals with historically cold temperatures.

Police spokesman Surendra Srivastava said on Thursday that at least 114 people have died from the recent cold in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Many were poor people whose bodies were found on sidewalks or in parks.

4 Jan 2013 - 11:08am

Coldest Christmas Eve in 12 years to bring hardship to Hongkongers in poverty

Hong Kong is facing its coldest Christmas Eve for 12 years, raising the prospect of a bleak festive period for the city's estimated 1.2 million people living in poverty.

The Observatory warned the minimum temperature could fall to as low as 10 degrees Celsius in urban areas - the coldest since 10.6 degrees in 2000.

24 Dec 2012 - 8:17am 1 comment

City temperatures to remain low

The weather will remain cold today and tomorrow. The Observatory forecasts the minimum temperature will be about 10 degrees Celsius this morning in urban areas, and a few degrees lower in the New Territories. The Senior Citizen Home Safety Association said 1,713 elderly people pressed alarms installed at their homes yesterday, and 83 of them were admitted to hospital.

13 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Front brings cold snap with 8-degree drop

The mercury took a nosedive from 19 degrees Celsius in the morning to 11 degrees in some areas yesterday. The Observatory issued a cold-weather warning at about 4.20am as a front crossed Guangdong's coast. Today will be cloudy with rain patches and temperatures of between 11 and 14. The gloom is tipped to last until the weekend, when the temperature should rise to 20.

28 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Observatory signals end of cold spell

20 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Temperature drops to a record low

The mercury dropped to a low of 9.7 degrees Celsius yesterday morning - the coldest November 18 recorded in urban areas since records began in 1883.

And in Tsuen Wan, the cold spell - caused by an intense northeast monsoon - sent the temperature down to 6.6 degrees.

19 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Urban areas shiver on coldest day

The lowest urban temperature this winter, 9.8 degrees Celsius, was recorded early yesterday - and temperatures are expected to fall further. Minimums averaged 10 degrees in urban areas and 8 degrees in the New Territories. Ngong Ping hit a low of 3.6. The Observatory forecast temperatures would fall to 9 degrees overnight, with a high of 15 degrees today.

10 Jan 2009 - 12:00am