-1.3°C recorded on Tai Mo Shan this morning, cold and dry weather to persist till next week

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9th January 2021 – (Hong Kong) Under the influence of the winter monsoon and its replenishment, the cold weather in Guangdong will persist until midweek next week. Besides, a dry continental airstream will affect southern China early next week. The weather will become fine over the region. The winter monsoon is expected to moderate in the latter part of next week. Temperatures will rise over the coast of Guangdong.

In the early morning of today (9th), the Observatory recorded an urban temperature of about 8 degrees Celsius and a relative humidity of 37%. The temperature in many areas dropped to about 7 degrees Celsius. At 8am, the Observatory recorded a temperature of 8 degrees Celsius and a relative humidity of 42%. . The frost warning has been cancelled but the cold weather warning is still in effect. The fire hazard warning is red, indicating that the fire hazard is extremely high. The reporter arrived at Ta Mo Shan at 4 o’clock in the morning. The temperature recorded in the parking lot was about 2.4 degrees Celsius and the humidity was 31%. By 5 o’clock in the morning, the temperature recorded was 1.8 degrees Celsius. Current temperature is at 10.3°C with humidity at 37%.

In the early morning, some citizens bring cooking utensils for camping and cook instant noodles with meat sausages on the top of the mountain for breakfast. At the same time, there were also citizens who celebrate birthday for a friend on the top of the mountain. They drank champagne and partied. They said that today’s birthday girl, Carol was caught by surprise. They asked her to go up to the top of Tai Mo Shan at 3am this morning and surprised her at sunrise.

At 6am in the morning, the Observatory recorded a minimum temperature of -1.3 degrees Celsius at Tai Mo Shan. Many hikers arrived at Tai Mo Shan to watch the sunrise this morning. Cold and dry weather will persist from tomorrow to midweek next week. Mainly fine next Tuesday and Wednesday.

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