Hong Kong set for heavy showers and squally thunderstorms again in coming hours

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22nd April 2024 – (Hong Kong) The Hong Kong Observatory issued a warning at 12.30pm today, alerting residents to an approaching area of intense thundery showers moving eastwards from the west of the Pearl River Estuary. The territory is expected to experience heavier showers and squally thunderstorms over the next few hours, prompting calls for public vigilance.

This weather disturbance is associated with a trough of low pressure impacting the western Guangdong coast, gradually moving towards Hong Kong. The forecast for this afternoon and tonight anticipates mainly cloudy conditions with continued showers and squally thunderstorms, and the showers may intensify periodically. Winds will remain light to moderate from the south.

Looking ahead, the weather is set to remain unsettled. Heavy showers and squally thunderstorms are expected to continue into tomorrow. The trough of low pressure is likely to shift slightly away from the coastal areas by Wednesday, leading to a slight decrease in showers. However, the latter part of the week will see the re-emergence of a low-pressure trough over the coast of southern China, bringing more occasional thundery showers to the region.