10th December 2023 – (Hong Kong) The Hong Kong Observatory has issued a weather forecast indicating that strong seasonal winds will sweep into the region, causing a sharp drop in temperatures early next week. According to the forecast, on Tuesday (19th), temperatures in the urban areas of Hong Kong will range from 14 to 19 degrees Celsius, with two districts in the New Territories expected to dip below double digits, reaching a mere 9 degrees.
In the next couple of days, there will be brief periods of sunshine and warm temperatures during the day, with stronger winds expected in the middle of the week. However, by Saturday (16th), temperatures will noticeably decrease, and early mornings and evenings at the beginning of next week will be quite cool, with temperatures dropping to around 14 degrees Celsius in the urban areas.
The Hong Kong Observatory predicts that Guangdong will experience weak winds and warm temperatures in the next couple of days. However, due to the influence of the northeast monsoon, there will be increased cloud cover over southern China midweek. It is anticipated that a cold front will reach the coast of southern China over the weekend, resulting in a significant temperature drop in the region. The associated intense northeast monsoon will bring dry and rather cool weather to the coastal areas of Guangdong early next week.
With regards to the specific temperature forecasts, the Hong Kong Observatory estimates that on Tuesday (19th), temperatures will range from 14 to 19 degrees Celsius. District-specific predictions indicate that at 7am that day, temperatures in several New Territories districts will drop to 12 degrees or below, with Shek Kong and Ta Kwu Ling expected to dip below double digits, reaching a mere 9 degrees.