Chiu Ka-wai (left) and cousin Wu Pik-yee, with a thermometer showing the temperature reaching 35.3 degrees Celsius in their rooftop dwelling in Tai Kok Tsui. Photo: Sam Tsang

Record May temperatures just the beginning for Hong Kong as global warming means heatwave will be new normal, forecaster says

  • City broke 10 temperature records this year as it baked through highest number of ‘very hot’ days
  • Warmest spring since 1885, maximum temperature of 35.4 degrees Celsius, while weather warning ran for 348 hours
Topic |   Hong Kong weather

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Chiu Ka-wai (left) and cousin Wu Pik-yee, with a thermometer showing the temperature reaching 35.3 degrees Celsius in their rooftop dwelling in Tai Kok Tsui. Photo: Sam Tsang
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