Hong Kong Observatory predicts rare 100% humidity on Thursday, temperature to drop 6°C overnight on Friday

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20th February 2024 – (Hong Kong) The Hong Kong Observatory has forecasted that the relative humidity in the Guangdong coastal areas will reach a maximum of 100% on Thursday (22nd). The region is currently experiencing a warm and humid maritime airstream. As the northeast monsoon affects the southern coast of China from the latter part of this week to early next week, temperatures in Hong Kong are expected to gradually decrease. On Friday (23rd), the temperature is predicted to drop by 6 degrees overnight. Furthermore, Thursday marks a rare occurrence as it falls on 29th February, a date that only appears once every four years. According to the latest predictions from the Observatory, the day will be mostly cloudy with cool mornings and evenings, and temperatures dropping to a minimum of 15°C.

The Observatory emphasizes that the warm and humid maritime airstream will continue to affect the Guangdong coastal areas in the coming days. As the northeast monsoon influences the southern coast of China from the latter part of this week to early next week, temperatures will gradually decrease, resulting in slightly cooler weather.

Today (20th), there will be some sunshine at times, and the daytime will be warm. Coastal areas may experience mist and one or two light rain patches in the early morning and evening. The winds will be light to moderate southeasterly. The temperature will range from 22 to 26 degrees Celsius. Looking ahead, the next couple of days will remain humid and foggy, with daytime temperatures remaining relatively warm. Thursday is expected to have a maximum relative humidity of 100%.

With the influence of the northeast monsoon on the southern coast of China from the latter part of this week, temperatures in Hong Kong are expected to gradually decrease. The lowest temperature on Friday will be 20°C, a drop of 6°C compared to the previous day’s highest temperature of 26 degrees. The temperature will continue to decline over the following days.

Source: Hong Kong Observatory