Hong Kong to experience longest cold spell of the winter, with temperatures around 10 degrees

  • Make sure to layer up, because the cold wave will last a few days
  • The weather will be dry and cloudy, with bright skies returning next week
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Hong Kong should get ready for another cold snap from Friday, as temperatures will remain around 10 degrees Celsius or lower for almost a week. This is the longest chilly spell of the winter so far.

The Hong Kong Observatory on Wednesday said the winter monsoon was affecting Guangdong province and was expected to strengthen on Thursday, dropping the temperature to about 11 degrees.

On Wednesday evening, the temperature was above 16 degrees.

Dr Lee Tsz-cheung, the observatory’s senior scientific officer, expected the lows to dip to around 8 degrees on Friday and Saturday in urban areas, while the New Territories would be a couple of degrees colder.

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“Residents should pay attention. This cold wave will continue for a few days,” Lee said. “Early next week, the weather will remain cold, with the lowest temperature expected to hit about 9 to 10 degrees.”

The low temperatures will remain for five days until next Tuesday, according to the official nine-day forecast.

Lee said while the weather would be cloudy over the next few days, it would also be very dry on Friday and Saturday. Brighter days would only come early next week.