July 25, 2022
HONG KONG – Hong Kong sizzled on Sunday with the temperatures reaching 36.1 degrees Celsius, the highest for a July day since records began in 1884, according to the Hong Kong Observatory.
The Observatory said a subtropical ridge will bring persistently very hot weather to the southern Chinese mainland for the rest of July.
The HKO said a subtropical ridge will bring persistently very hot weather to the southern Chinese mainland for the rest of July
“Locally, the maximum temperature recorded at the Observatory was 36.1 degrees in the afternoon, the highest so far this year and also the highest temperature on record for July,” the HKO said.
The maximum air temperature reached 39 C in Sheung Shui in the New Territories, 38.4 C in Yuen Long Park, and 38.3 C in Tai Lung and Ta Kwu Ling.
On Hong Kong Island, Happy Valley saw the mercury reach 37.9 C while Chek Lap Kok in Lantau had 37.4 C. The Observatory has been issuing “Very Hot Weather” warnings daily since July 8.
The Home Affairs Department said in a statement that it will open 18 temporary night heat shelters tonight for people in need. The shelters will be open from 10:30 pm until 8 am tomorrow.
The Centre for Health Protection also reminded members of the public to take necessary measures against heat stroke.