This screengrab taken from the Hong Kong Observatory's website showed temperatures recorded at different parts of Hong Kong at 12 noon on July 23, 2022.
HONG KONG – Local weather remains very hot on Saturday with the temperatures expected to climb to 36 degrees Celsius, according to the Hong Kong Observatory.
Under the dominance of the subtropical ridge, the weather is hot and fine over southern China, the forecaster said on its website.
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The very hot weather warning continues to be in effect Saturday. Local temperatures have been hovering around 30 degrees Celsius during day time over the past few days.
This screengrab taken from the Hong Kong Observatory's website showed weather forecast for July 22-31, 2022.
Locally, temperatures over the territory generally rose to 33 degrees or above around noon, and temperatures over parts of the New Territories even rose to around 35 degrees.
Saturday marks the beginning of this year's Major Heat, the 12th traditional Chinese solar term of the year
The observatory forecast “persistently very hot and fine” weather for the rest of July, with temperatures generally reaching 35 degrees or above early next week.
Saturday marks the beginning of this year's Major Heat, the 12th traditional Chinese solar term of the year. During Major Heat, most parts of the Chinese mainland enter the hottest season of the year.
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In a statement, the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region called on members of the public to avoid prolonged outdoor activities to prevent heat stroke.
“If engaged in outdoor work or activities, wear a wide-brimmed hat and light-colored, loose-fitting clothes. Stay in shaded areas as much as possible,” it added.
Employers should assess the risk of heat stroke to their employees and adopt effective preventive measures such as providing cool drinking water and setting up temporary sunshade, the Labour Department said in a separate statement.