Rain? More like a total washout as tropical cyclone Mujigae hits HK

Rain? More like a total washout as tropical cyclone Mujigae hits HK

Hong Kong has had one of the warmest and driest summers ever, so tropical cyclone Mujigae is making up for it by soaking everyone from the New Territories to Causeway Bay

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Victoria Harbour looks equal parts scary and cool as Mujigae hits HK

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Tourists snap some windswept selfies
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Tropical cyclone Mujigae isn’t leaving Hong Kong without one last blast of rainy weather. New Territories was the hardest hit, with Tai Po getting the most rainfall with between 100 and 150mm recorded on Monday and Tuesday morning, says the Hong Kong Observatory.

The average rainfall for these days for the past 20 years has been only 4.6mm, making the recent downpours unusual in Hong Kong weather history. But all this recent wetness is making up for one of the warmest and driest Septembers on record, says the Observatory. Last month, rainfall was 73 per cent below average with only 87.9mm.

August was also the driest in 23 years with only 143.3mm.

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