Tai Mo Shan records 3.6°C temperature early morning, urban areas to expect 9°C chill

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Tai Mo Shan

2nd March 2024 – (Hong Kong) Cold Weather Warning issued by Hong Kong Observatory is still in effect. The morning hours are expected to bring chilly conditions to the city. Meanwhile, at around 5am today, Tai Mo Shan recorded a temperature of 3.6°C. The area was shrouded in dense fog with a light drizzle, but no reports of frost have been observed. Police officers conducted patrols on the mountain to monitor the situation and captured footage of the scene.

These conditions are a result of the northeast monsoon and a wide expanse of rain and clouds, causing coastal areas in Guangdong to experience cold weather. Locally, temperatures across most parts of Hong Kong dropped to 9 degrees or lower this morning.

The weather forecast for today predicts mainly cloudy skies with a few rain patches in the morning. The urban areas will experience temperatures around 9 degrees, while the New Territories will be even colder, with temperatures a few degrees lower. There is a possibility of icing conditions on high ground. The maximum temperature in the afternoon is expected to reach about 14 degrees. Northerly winds will be moderate to fresh, occasionally strong offshore initially, but they will shift to east to northeasterlies by nightfall.

Looking ahead, tomorrow morning will remain rather cool, but temperatures will gradually rise in the following days. The weather will become relatively humid, with warm daytime conditions. The northeast monsoon and the band of rain and clouds will continue to bring cold weather and a few rain patches to the southern coast of China today. However, a transition is expected as a relatively humid southerly airstream replaces the monsoon on Monday and Tuesday. Coastal areas in Guangdong may experience misty conditions during the day. Towards the middle and latter parts of next week, another surge of the northeast monsoon is predicted to affect Guangdong, resulting in a slight drop in temperatures across the region.