HK Observatory records temperature of 34.7°C, breaking this year’s high record, 9 days of rain starting tomorrow


31st May 2023 – (Hong Kong) The outer subsiding air of Typhoon Mawar has brought extremely hot weather to Guangdong, with temperatures rising to 35 degrees or above in many places. Locally, the maximum temperature recorded at the Observatory was 34.7 degrees in the afternoon, the highest so far this year. Thunderstorms and heavy showers triggered by high temperatures brought more than 30 millimetres of rainfall to North District and Tai Po.

According to the Observatory, Mawar is currently centred about 520 kilometres east of Gaoxiong and is forecast to move north or north-northeast at about 12 kilometres per hour across seas east of Taiwan. The Observatory has issued a warning for heavy rain and thunderstorms in the coming days, advising citizens to prepare for sudden changes in weather.

The Observatory has also warned that under the intense sunlight, inland areas generally experience faster temperature rises. If the wind is weak, and the atmosphere is unstable, thunderstorms are likely to be triggered in local areas. The Observatory predicts that the next one to two days will continue to be characterized by sudden showers and thunderstorms, and citizens are advised to carry umbrellas when going out.

According to the Observatory’s nine-day weather forecast, there will be rain for nine consecutive days from 1st June. On 1st and 2nd June, there will be a few sudden showers and thunderstorms with gusty winds, and some areas may experience heavier rainfall in the morning. However, there will be brief periods of sunshine and sweltering heat during the day, with temperatures reaching a high of 33 degrees Celsius and even higher in some parts of the New Territories. From 3rd to 9th June, there will be intermittent showers with temperatures ranging from 27 to 32 degrees Celsius.

Hong Kong Obsevatory.