Hong Kong is expecting a rainy weekend and plunging temperatures early next week after a sunny New Year.
The latest nine-day forecast by the Hong Kong Observatory showed a broad band of clouds will bring rainy weather to southern China and the northern part of the South China Sea in the next couple of days. As a cold front is expected to reach the south China coast next Monday, and it will "become cold significantly" as the temperature falls to a minimum of 13 degrees Celcius.
It will remain cold early next week as a surging winter monsoon continues to bring cold weather to the region.
Temperatures will range between 16 and 20 degrees over the weekend, and fall to a low of 10 degrees on Tuesday, according to weather charts.
The mercury will then start to climb again next Wednesday, with a maximum temperature of 16 degrees, but it will remain “cold in the morning” till Friday.
The city welcomed in 2018 with mild weather and some sunshine on Monday and the good weather stretched through to Wednesday.