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Observatory Spokesman


A man wades through floodwaters in Pat Heung, as rainstorms left some parts of the New Territories under a metre of water and trapped villagers in their homes.

Thursday, 4 May, 2006, 12:00am

Cool for June

Hong Kong has experienced its coldest three days for this time of year since 1886. An Observatory spokesman said that between June 12 and 14 the mean minimum temperature was an 'unseasonably cool' 22 degrees Celsius. In 1886 - a year after records began - it fell to 21.9 degrees. The normal mean temperature for this period is 25.7 degrees Celsius.

15 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Cool spell on the way

THE first taste of winter is expected to hit by Wednesday with temperatures dropping to 18 degrees Celsius.

'An intense northeast monsoon is expected to reach southern China by mid-week and bring cooler weather to the region,' an Observatory spokesman said.

15 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Heat is on for four more days

The public was warned again yesterday to beware of heat stroke as scorching weather continued for the sixth successive day.

Weather forecasters repeated earlier advice for people to stay in the shade as temperatures of 35 degrees Celsius were again recorded in the northern New Territories.

31 Jul 1998 - 12:00am