Lightning over Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour in August. The prevalence of storms in the city this year is on a par with 2014, which was a record year. Photo: Roy Issa Lightning over Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour in August. The prevalence of storms in the city this year is on a par with 2014, which was a record year. Photo: Roy Issa
Lightning over Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour in August. The prevalence of storms in the city this year is on a par with 2014, which was a record year. Photo: Roy Issa

Hong Kong weather in 2019: record for thunderstorms equalled, more hot nights than ever, and one freak afternoon that ‘turned day into night’

  • Thunderstorms battered the city on 59 days between February and October, about 50 per cent more than the average
  • There were 46 hot nights, in which the temperature equalled or exceeded 28 degrees Celsius – five more than in 2017, when the previous record of 41 was set

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Lightning over Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour in August. The prevalence of storms in the city this year is on a par with 2014, which was a record year. Photo: Roy Issa Lightning over Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour in August. The prevalence of storms in the city this year is on a par with 2014, which was a record year. Photo: Roy Issa
Lightning over Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour in August. The prevalence of storms in the city this year is on a par with 2014, which was a record year. Photo: Roy Issa
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