Heat Stress at Work Warning in effect as Sheung Shui records over 35 degrees, multiple districts reach 34°C

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Sheung Shui

22nd June 2024 – (Hong Kong) As the Heat Stress at Work Warning is now in effect, the Labour Department (LD) reminds employers and employees to take appropriate measures during the effective period of the warning to prevent heat stroke when working in hot weather or hot environments. At 1pm today, Sheung Shui recorded a temperature of 35.1°C, while several areas, including Ta Kwu Ling, Tai Po, Lau Fau Shan, Sha Tin, Kowloon City, Wong Tai Sin, Sham Shui Po, and Happy Valley, experienced temperatures exceeding 34°C.

The Observatory attributes the prevailing hot weather to the influence of a subtropical ridge, resulting in sunny and sweltering conditions across southeastern China. By noon, temperatures in most parts of Hong Kong had already reached around 33°C. The forecast for tomorrow predicts another scorching day with intermittent showers. Subsequently, the following two to three days are expected to bring more showers and occasional thunderstorms.

According to data from the Hong Kong Observatory, the scorching weather persists today (22nd June), with Sheung Shui recording the highest temperature of 35.1 degrees at 1pm at Ta Kwu Ling, Tai Po, Lau Fau Shan, Sha Tin, as well as Kowloon City, Wong Tai Sin, Sham Shui Po, and Happy Valley all reached 34°C, while most other areas recorded temperatures of 33°C.

Looking ahead, the weather forecast for the next nine days indicates that temperatures will remain high, ranging from 28°C to 33°C on Sunday. Rain is expected on Monday and Tuesday (24th- 26th June), with temperatures slightly dropping to 31 and 32°C. However, by Friday and Saturday next week, temperatures will rise again to 33°C.