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Hong Kong weather set to get colder for New Year’s Eve, temperatures as low as 11 degrees

  • Cloudy skies forecast for Friday night, along with a cold snap from Saturday
PUBLISHED : Friday, 28 December, 2018, 6:16pm
UPDATED : Friday, 28 December, 2018, 6:16pm

Hongkongers will need to break out the scarves and hats if they head out to celebrate the new year on Monday night, with a cold and windy few days on the way, according to forecasters.

New Year’s Eve was set to be as cold as 11 degrees Celsius, with a maximum of 15 degrees, according to the Observatory.

Cloudy skies were forecast for Friday night, along with a cold turn on Saturday, when temperatures will range from 12 to 16 degrees in urban areas, and a couple of degrees lower in the New Territories. Forecasters said there would be bright periods and moderate north-to-northeasterly winds, which would be occasionally strong offshore and on high ground.

And the cold weather was set to persist, with strong winds over the weekend and a few rainy patches from Monday to Wednesday, the Observatory said.

It said temperatures would be as low as 11 degrees with a maximum of 14 degrees on Tuesday, the first day of 2019.

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