Extremely hot and humid weather expected to continue in Hong Kong

  • Maximum temperatures are expected to remain above 30 degrees Celsius for more than a week
  • The Centre for Health Protection warns against wearing masks for long periods in the heat
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Feeling a bit hot? We're sorry to say it's going to stick around a while. Photo: SCMP / Sam Tsang

Bad news for anyone who is feeling a bit too sweaty: the hot and humid weather won’t be going away any time soon. The Hong Kong Observatory predicts the very hot weather to continue, followed by showers and then thunderstorms in the next few days.

An anticyclone loft, meaning a spinning circulation of wind around an area of high pressure, is bringing hot weather to Guangdong. Maximum temperatures are expected to remain above 30 degrees Celsius all the way until next Wednesday.

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Humidity is also not likely to drop, with showers predicted starting today, and irregular thunderstorms starting on Thursday to last all the way until next Wednesday before we can expect sunny intervals. 

Previous advice from the Centre for Health Protection was that people should keep wearing masks, but plan their daily routines so that they only need to wear masks for a limited period of time while out in the heat.

The centre also said that wearing a mask for an extended period in hot weather may irritate the skin, as moisture from your breath and the heat build up inside your face covering.