Get your umbrellas out, Hong Kong will have rain and thunderstorms next week

Get your umbrellas out, Hong Kong will have rain and thunderstorms next week

HKO forecasts sunshine and warm temperatures for this weekend, but showers are heading our way

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Keep an umbrella or raincoat handy next week.
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Hong Kong will see occasional light rain on Thursday with sunshine and warmer temperatures to follow over the weekend, but the weather is set to take a turn for the worse next week with thunderstorms and a few showers. 

The Observatory said weather would be mainly fine and hot this week because of a high pressure system over southeastern China. Temperatures were expected to reach a maximum of 31 degrees Celsius on Wednesday and Thursday.

“We will see some changes on Thursday,” scientific officer Christy Leung Yan-yu said. “There will be sunny intervals at first, but an easterly airstream is expected to bring a few showers during the day.”


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The rainy weather is not expected to stay for long, as sunshine and warmer weather will return over the weekend.

“With the anticyclone [high pressure] aloft strengthening again over the weekend, the weather will improve over the south China coast,” Leung said.

Maximum temperatures were expected to rise to 29 and 30 degrees on Saturday and Sunday. However, the weather was forecast to take a nasty turn next Tuesday.

“Showers will come and go and we will see thunderstorms,” Leung said.

The Observatory warned that cloudy and rainy weather would continue throughout next week.

Edited by Jamie Lam

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