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Hong Kong Observatory reports hottest temperature on record in September


It seems like the summer heat isn’t ready to relent just yet. The Hong Kong Observatory reported the highest temperature on record in September today with the mercury rising to 35.9 degrees Celsius.

The city’s meteorological agency said that, under the influence of a dry continental airstream, the weather is generally fine over the coast of southern China. 

Temperatures even rose to 38.2 degrees in Sheung Shui.

Temperatures even rose to 38.2 degrees Celsius in Sheung Shui. Photo: Hong Kong Observatory

The observatory said that at 4pm, typhoon Muifa was centered about 390 kilometers east-southeast of Wenzhou. It is forecast to move north-northwest at about 10 kilometers per hour across the East China Sea toward the coast of eastern China. 

Meanwhile, the tropical depression over the western North Pacific was centered about 390 kilometers southwest of Iwo Jima. It is forecast to be slow-moving at first, toward the seas south of Japan later, it added.

The weather is forecast to be fine but hazy for the rest of the day and tomorrow. 

“The minimum temperature will be about 29 degrees tomorrow,” said the forecaster, adding it will be very hot and very dry during the day with a maximum temperature of around 36 degrees. 

There will also be light to moderate north-to-northwesterly winds.

The weather is forecast to be persistently fine, very hot and dry the rest of this week and into early next week. 

The maximum temperature could reach 35 degrees with weak winds and haze expected on Thursday.

The observatory urged members of the public to drink sufficient water and take rest or seek help immediately if feeling unwell.

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