Hong Kong to experience continued heavy showers and thunderstorms in a few hours and subsequent days (Updated: 8.46pm)

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24th April 2024 – (Hong Kong) Hong Kong residents are advised to prepare for a period of intense weather conditions as the Hong Kong Observatory forecasts heavy showers and squally thunderstorms over the next few days. This weather disturbance is attributed to a trough of low pressure impacting the Guangdong region, particularly affecting areas around the Pearl River Estuary.

An area of intense thundery showers to the west of the Pearl River Estuary is gradually moving eastwards. It is expected to affect Hong Kong in the next couple of hours.

The Observatory also warns that the upcoming weather could significantly impact daily activities. Commuters, including students sitting for public examinations, are urged to plan ahead and allow extra travel time due to the expected adverse weather conditions. The forecast for tonight and tomorrow indicates cloudy skies with occasional showers that will intensify, accompanied by coastal mist initially.

Temperatures are expected to hover between 24 and 28 degrees Celsius, with winds shifting from moderate east to southeasterly today to moderate to fresh southerlies by tomorrow. This shift in wind pattern is likely to exacerbate the weather situation, bringing heavier showers and more frequent thunderstorms, particularly on Friday.

The outlook for the weekend remains unsettled with continuous showers and the possibility of thunderstorms, suggesting that the wet weather might persist longer than initially anticipated.

Source: Hong Kong Observatory