The Hong Kong Observatory has forecast unsettled weather over the city for the coming week, with squally thunderstorms and daily showers predicted over the territory until early next week. The meteorological body attributes this to “a trough of low pressure”, which will move away from the coast of Guangdong by the middle of this week. However, the SAR will experience persistent cloudy weather and rain over the weekend due to an upper-air disturbance.

hong kong weather forecast may 20-28, 2024
The weather forecast for Hong Kong from May 20-28, 2024 (© Hong Kong Observatory)

Hong Kong closed out the weekend with a thunderstorm warning that was issued at 6:40pm on Sunday and lasted until 2:50am on Monday morning. The rain is forecast to be heaviest on Monday and Tuesday, and will ease off for a couple of days mid-week. The weekend will be preceded by isolated thunderstorms on Friday. Throughout the week, humidity levels will hover between 75% and 95%, and temperatures will range from 23-30 degrees Celsius.

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So far this month, the observatory has issued four rainstorm warnings — three amber rainstorm warnings with rainfall exceeding 30mm in an hour, and the first red rainstorm warning of the year, when rainfall exceeded 50mm in an hour. However, the city will likely get the most rain this year between June and October, when 5-8 tropical cyclones are forecast to hit Hong Kong.

To stay up-to-date with the weather in the city, 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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