Hong Kong weather: Red rainstorm warning downgraded to Amber, stormy days forecast for rest of week

  • Hong Kong Observatory predicts rainy weather would continue until next Monday
  • Trough of low pressure is bringing heavy showers to the coast of Guangdong
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The Hong Kong Observatory forecasts stormy weather ahead.

The Hong Kong Observatory briefly raised the Red Rainstorm Warning from 10:35 to 11:40 on Monday morning. The weather bureau also extended the thunderstorm warning, in effect from 9:40 am to 2pm, reminding the public to take precautions and warning of possible flooding.

Schools that have only afternoon classes were told to cancel them by the Education Bureau while whole day schools that are in session could continue lessons for the day.

The Observatory predicted rainy weather would continue until next Monday as a trough of low pressure is bringing heavy showers and thunderstorms to the coast of Guangdong and the northern part of the South China Sea.

The city was also likely to stay hot and humid, with maximum temperatures above 30 degrees celsius and maximum humidity staying around 95 per cent for the next seven days.