Colder weather is expected this week as the city faces the effects of an intense northeast monsoon, according to the Observatory.
Scientific Officer for the Observatory, Ho Chun-kit, told Young Post the weather will continue to be chilly today, with temperatures ranging from 12 to 15 degrees Celsius. A cold weather warning has been issued.
“An intense northeast monsoon is bringing in a cold front to the coastal areas of Guangdong,” said Ho.
This is in contrast to the high of 28 degrees recorded on Sunday in Wong Tai Sin and Kowloon City. It was humid and foggy over the weekend, with humidity levels reaching 81 to 89 per cent.
Temperatures and humidity dropped on Sunday due to the monsoon. It will remain cold and cloudy today, with lower temperatures in the morning and at night.
But there will be sunny intervals in the middle and latter parts of the week. Temperatures will rise slightly on Thursday and Friday, reaching a maximum of 19 degrees.
Temperatures in the city are expected to drop again to 13 degrees as the monsoon is expected to strengthen later this week.
The city has experienced the coldest weather in 59 years, with average temperatures on January 24 reaching 3.1 degrees, leading to schools and kindergartens being closed.