Hong Kong sees frost as temperatures drop below zero degrees

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  • Temperatures reached -2.5 degrees Celsius on Tai Mo Shan, Hong Kong's highest point
  • Cold weather is expected to last until midweek next week
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The highest point in Hong Kong saw frost Friday morning as the temperature on Tai Mo Shan dropped to a low of -2.5 degrees Celsius during a winter monsoon.

Tai Mo Shan is the highest peak in Hong Kong, with an elevation of 955 metres above sea level (3,133ft).

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The monsoon sweeping across the southern coast of China is bringing cloudy and cold weather to the city. The temperature dropped to 2.7 degrees in Ngong Ping and 6.8 in Tsuen Wan. 

The Hong Kong Observatory said the city will see a chilly weekend, with a low of 7 degrees on Saturday, and the cold weather is expected to last into midweek next week. Dry weather will also hit the city, with humidity as low as 35-40 per cent.

The Observatory said on its website that Hong Kong will warm up starting from Thursday, with maximum temperatures of 18-20 degree Celsius.
 

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