Hongkongers can expect lower temperatures starting this weekend, as an intense winter monsoon will bring colder weather to the SAR. According to the Hong Kong Observatory, the minimum temperature on January 21 will be 15 degrees Celsius, and will keep dropping over the next few days until January 24, when the mercury will dip to 11 degrees.

This week, daytime temperatures will hover between a pleasant 22 and 24 degrees, and between 17 and 19 degrees at Night. However, the observatory notes that “temperatures will fall appreciably on Sunday”, to a minimum of 12 degrees or lower, which is the minimum threshold for a cold weather warning.

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The temperature forecasts for the coming week from the Hong Kong Observatory.

Last month, Hong Kong temperatures dipped to of 8.1 degrees — the lowest of December 2023. There were also reports of frost in Tai Po and Ta Kwu Ling on Christmas Eve. However, the month was still warmer than usual, with a monthly mean temperature of 19.1 degrees — 0.9 degrees above the normal.  The coldest-ever temperature recorded in Hong Kong was on January 18, 1893, when temperatures plummeted to 0 degrees, and were even lower at The Peak.

The city’s meteorological body also predicted that temperatures and rainfall between January and March 2024 will most likely be “normal to above-normal”, with large day-to-day fluctuations in weather and temperature with occasional cold weather. 

For more updates, visit the Hong Kong Observatory website.

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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.

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