Temperature in Ta Kwu Ling drops to as low as 1.6°C this morning, frost appeared in many rural areas, cold weather warning cancelled (9.50am)

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30th January 2023 – (Hong Kong) According to Hong Kong Observatory, the northeast monsoon will bring cold and dry weather to southern China today. With the monsoon moderating slightly midweek this week, temperatures will rise gradually and it will be cloudier over the region. A fresh to strong easterly airstream is expected to affect the coast of Guangdong in the latter part of this week. It will be windier with a few rain patches over the region. The maximum temperature will be around 17 degrees Celsius during the day. Moderate east to northeasterly winds, fresh later. Temperature as of 9.30am in the urban area was recorded at 13.7°C.

The cold weather warning is in effect. The Observatory stated that the weather is still cold this morning (30th). The temperature recorded in the urban area at 6am was about 11 degrees Celsius and the relative humidity was 47%. The highest daytime temperature is about 17 degrees Celsius today. Ta Kwu Ling recorded about 2 degrees Celsius early this morning, and even dropped to a minimum of 1.6 degrees Celsius, Yuen Long and Shek Kong were about 5 degrees, Sha Tin was 6 degrees, and Tsuen Wan was about 7 to 8 degrees. The Observatory issued a frost warning at 4.30 yesterday afternoon, which was cancelled at 8.45 this morning. Cold weather warning was cancelled at 9.45am today.

In the early morning of this morning when the frost warning was still in effect, frost appeared in many rural and mountain locations in the New Territories including Wo Keng Shan in Ta Kwu Ling, Tsz Tong Tsuen and other places. Cars parked in the open air, the roof and glass windows were covered with hoarfrost, and the temperature recorded was at 2 to 3 degrees Celsius. Temperature at Tai Ma Shan was recorded at about 10 degrees Celsius this morning.

Source: Hong Kong Observatory