The Hong Kong Observatory expects rain and thunder to continue affecting Hong Kong for the next few days. The weather will be worst today and tomorrow, but is not expected to clear up fully until Sunday.
Tropical Depression Mun passed over Hainan island around 2pm this afternoon, and is expected to cross Beibu Wan and the northern part of Vietnam today and tomorrow, bringing heavy rain to many places including and the coast of Guangdong.
The rain is keeping the temperatures relatively low after the city's third hottest June on record - it was also the hottest June ever recorded worldwide - and an exceptionally warm first half of the year. But rain and high humidity, along with a thunderstorm warning active since 9pm yesterday and strong gusts, should keep Hongkongers from doing outdoors activities.
The forecasts suggest the weather will improve over next week, becoming gradually more sunny as the showers lighten.
Speaking to Young Post, the HKO confirmed that the current weather is due to Mun.
“The bands will affect Hong Kong for the rest of the week until Friday. Then the weather will shift to being affected by a southwesterly airstream,” said Scientific Officer Kong Yu-chau.