Hongkongers have been warned to brace themselves for thunderstorms this weekend and well into next week. The Hong Kong Observatory attributes this unsettled weather to low-pressure conditions over southern China, which will bring cloudy weather, heavy showers, and squally thunderstorms, starting Friday.

hong kong weather forecast from april 19-27 2024
The weather forecast for Hong Kong from April 19-27, 2024 (© Hong Kong Observatory)

The city’s meteorological body issued its first Amber Rainstorm warning of 2024 on Thursday afternoon, which means that it expects rain exceeding 30mm in an hour. In addition, the observatory recorded “violent gusts of around 90 kilometres per hour”.

See also
Hong Kong To Face 5-8 Cyclones In 2024, The Hong Kong Observatory Forecasts

Temperatures for the week ahead range between lows of 24 degrees Celsius and highs of 31 degrees, with the rain easing off by the end of next week. Humidity levels will not cross 95%, unlike earlier in the year when the city experienced 100% humidity, which was accompanied by reports of damp ceilings and floors from across the territory.

For the latest Hong Kong weather updates, visit the Hong Kong Observatory website. To understand Hong Kong’s typhoon signals and weather warnings, check out our explainer here.

Header image credits: Pavliha via Canva

Share this article with your friends ~
5/5 - (1 vote)

From the Middle East to the Far East and a couple of places in between, Anjali has lived in no fewer than seven cities in Asia, and has travelled extensively in the region. She worked as a lifestyle journalist in India before coming to Hong Kong, where her favourite thing to do is island-hopping with her daughter. You can check out her musings on motherhood, courtesy her Instagram profile.

Add comment