Week of rain and thunder predicted by Hong Kong Observatory

  • Expect it to be hot and humid for at least the next nine days
  • This could be the start of the rainy summer season
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Rain will be a common sight for the next week.

This will be a damp and gloomy week as the Hong Kong Observatory predicts constant rain in its nine day weather forecast.

“Showers and thunderstorms associated with a trough of low pressure are affecting the coast of Guangdong,” the weather bureau said. “The weather will remain unsettled for the rest of this week. There will be occasional heavy showers and squally thunderstorms.”

Rain and thunderstorms are expected up until Friday, so this week’s DSE candidates should take care.

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Temperatures and relative humidity are also expected to remain fairly stable, with a high of 31 degrees Celsius and a low of 24 degrees, not varying much over the next week. While maximum humidity will stay at 95 per cent for the week, thanks to the non-stop rain, the minimum humidity will hover between 70 to 80 per cent.

The heavy rain might mark a change in the local weather to the hotter and more humid summer period. However, it is worth noting accumulated rainfall recorded in the first four months of 2020 was 213.7 millimetres, about 36 percent below the normal figure of 336.1 millimetres for the same period.