Hong Kong came under its first Very Hot Weather Warning of 2024, after the observatory issued the alert on Thursday afternoon when temperatures in the New Territories exceeded 33 degrees Celsius. The city’s meteorological body recorded temperatures of 34.7 degrees in Yuen Long Park and 34 degrees in Lau Tau Shan, with the mercury hovering at 30 degrees on Hong Kong Island and 31.8 degrees at the Hong Kong Observatory headquarters in Kowloon.

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The temperatures in Hong Kong on Thursday afternoon (© Hong Kong Observatiry)

The warning came after the city experienced showers and thunderstorms on Thursday morning. The observatory cautioned Hongkongers against heat stroke, urging them to drink more water and avoid prolonged exposure under sunlight. The weather will be rainy over the next couple of days, followed by fine and hot conditions with occasional showers next week. Temperatures will range between 27 degrees and 32 degrees in the coming week, and humidity levels will reach 95%.

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The weather forecast for Hong Kong from June 14-22, 2024 (© Hong Kong Observatory)

Hong Kong recently experienced its first typhoon of the year when Tropical Storm Maliksi came within 300km of the territory last month. The observatory raised the Strong Wind Signal, No. 3, and there were strong winds, squally showers, and thunderstorms over the SAR. 

For more weather 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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