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HKO records lowest temperature this winter

This screenshot taken from the Hong Kong Observatory website shows air temperatures in different parts of  Hong Kong at 10:10 am, Dec 27, 2021.

HONG KONG – Under the influence of an intense winter monsoon, local temperatures fell significantly Monday morning, with the Hong Kong Observatory recording a minimum temperature of 9.9 degrees Celsius, the lowest so far this winter.

The cold weather warning, which was issued by the forecaster at 11 am Sunday, is still in force.

The observatory forecast a cold and cloudy Monday with a few rain patches at first. The weather is expected to remain cold on Tuesday morning and will be brighter during the day

The observatory forecast a cold and cloudy Monday with a few rain patches at first. The weather is expected to remain cold on Tuesday morning and will be brighter during the day, it added.

“Fine and dry in the following few days with temperatures rising during the day, but it will still be cool in the morning and at night.”

The Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health called on the public to adopt appropriate measures to protect their health in view of the cold weather. A spokesman for the CHP said cold weather can easily trigger or exacerbate diseases, especially among the elderly and persons suffering from heart disease, respiratory illness or other chronic illnesses.

The Labour Department, meanwhile, urged employers to take appropriate precautions such as reminding employees who have to work outdoors or in remote areas to wear appropriately warm clothing. Employers should also make arrangements for employees to rotate from outdoor to indoor or sheltered work sites as far as possible, a spokesman for the department said.