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Ranking of air temperature and rainfall in Hong Kong at Annual

Ranking of highest annual mean temperature(1885 - 2018)

Rank Highest annual
mean maximum
temperature
(oC)
Year of
record
1 26.8 1966
2 26.6 2015
2 26.6 2018
4 26.5 1963
5 26.4 1977
5 26.4 2007
5 26.4 2017
8 26.3 1973
8 26.3 1998
8 26.3 2009
11 26.2 1999
12 26.1 2016
13 26.0 1960
13 26.0 2002
13 26.0 2014
16 25.9 1958
16 25.9 1959
16 25.9 1965
16 25.9 1967
16 25.9 1971
16 25.9 1972
16 25.9 1974
16 25.9 1979
16 25.9 1980
16 25.9 1991
16 25.9 1994
16 25.9 2013
Rank Highest annual
mean
temperature
(oC)
Year of
record
1 24.2 2015
2 24.0 1998
3 23.9 2002
3 23.9 2017
3 23.9 2018
6 23.8 1966
6 23.8 1999
8 23.7 2007
9 23.6 1994
9 23.6 2001
9 23.6 2003
9 23.6 2016
13 23.5 1991
13 23.5 2006
13 23.5 2009
13 23.5 2014
17 23.4 1987
17 23.4 2004
17 23.4 2012
20 23.3 1963
20 23.3 1973
20 23.3 1977
20 23.3 1996
20 23.3 1997
20 23.3 2000
20 23.3 2005
20 23.3 2013
Rank Highest annual
mean minimum
temperature
(oC)
Year of
record
1 22.4 2015
2 22.1 1998
2 22.1 2002
4 22.0 2017
5 21.9 2003
5 21.9 2018
7 21.8 1999
7 21.8 2001
9 21.7 1994
9 21.7 2004
9 21.7 2006
9 21.7 2007
9 21.7 2016
14 21.6 1987
14 21.6 1991
14 21.6 2009
14 21.6 2012
18 21.5 1997
18 21.5 2000
18 21.5 2014
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Ranking of lowest annual mean temperature(1885 - 2018)

Rank Lowest annual
mean maximum
temperature
(oC)
Year of
record
1 23.5 1886
2 23.7 1885
3 24.0 1887
3 24.0 1893
5 24.2 1917
6 24.3 1918
7 24.4 1927
8 24.5 1892
8 24.5 1900
8 24.5 1905
8 24.5 1926
12 24.6 1888
12 24.6 1894
12 24.6 1897
12 24.6 1903
12 24.6 1908
12 24.6 1920
12 24.6 1925
19 24.7 1895
19 24.7 1896
19 24.7 1904
19 24.7 1906
19 24.7 1911
19 24.7 1913
19 24.7 1916
19 24.7 1919
19 24.7 1934
Rank Lowest annual
mean
temperature
(oC)
Year of
record
1 21.4 1886
1 21.4 1893
3 21.5 1885
4 21.7 1892
4 21.7 1917
6 21.8 1887
6 21.8 1918
8 21.9 1925
8 21.9 1927
8 21.9 1934
11 22.0 1895
11 22.0 1900
11 22.0 1903
11 22.0 1904
11 22.0 1905
11 22.0 1926
11 22.0 1947
18 22.1 1891
18 22.1 1894
18 22.1 1897
18 22.1 1906
18 22.1 1908
18 22.1 1916
18 22.1 1936
18 22.1 1951
Rank Lowest annual
mean minimum
temperature
(oC)
Year of
record
1 19.4 1893
2 19.5 1892
3 19.7 1886
3 19.7 1917
3 19.7 1947
6 19.8 1885
7 19.9 1887
7 19.9 1890
7 19.9 1903
7 19.9 1904
7 19.9 1916
7 19.9 1925
7 19.9 1934
7 19.9 1951
7 19.9 1956
16 20.0 1891
16 20.0 1895
16 20.0 1897
16 20.0 1900
16 20.0 1905
16 20.0 1906
16 20.0 1918
16 20.0 1927
16 20.0 1936
16 20.0 1955
16 20.0 1957
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Ranking of annual temperature(1885 - 2018)

Rank Highest annual
maximum temperature
(oC)
Year of
record
1 36.6 2017
2 36.3 2015
3 36.1 1900
3 36.1 1990
5 35.7 1968
6 35.6 1963
6 35.6 2016
8 35.5 1962
9 35.4 1960
9 35.4 2005
9 35.4 2018
12 35.3 2007
13 35.2 1976
14 35.1 1999
15 35.0 1980
15 35.0 1992
15 35.0 2011
18 34.9 1947
18 34.9 1954
18 34.9 1958
18 34.9 1977
18 34.9 2009
18 34.9 2013
Rank Highest annual
minimum temperature
(oC)
Year of
record
1 10.6 2007
2 10.3 2015
3 10.2 1997
4 9.9 1939
5 9.8 2017
6 9.5 1981
6 9.5 1988
8 9.4 2009
9 9.3 1909
10 9.2 1995
10 9.2 2013
12 8.9 1982
12 8.9 1998
12 8.9 2001
15 8.8 1985
15 8.8 2003
17 8.6 1914
17 8.6 1924
19 8.5 1953
20 8.4 1911
20 8.4 1992
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Ranking of lowest annual temperature(1885 - 2018)

Rank Lowest annual
maximum temperature
(oC)
Year of
record
1 31.8 1885
2 32.1 1886
3 32.6 1887
4 32.7 1909
4 32.7 1917
4 32.7 1932
7 32.8 1904
8 32.9 1905
8 32.9 1910
8 32.9 1918
11 33.0 1985
12 33.1 1898
12 33.1 1907
12 33.1 1973
15 33.2 1897
15 33.2 1997
17 33.3 1913
17 33.3 1952
17 33.3 1981
20 33.4 1902
20 33.4 1919
20 33.4 1921
20 33.4 1929
20 33.4 1948
20 33.4 1959
20 33.4 1965
Rank Lowest annual
minimum temperature
(oC)
Year of
record
1 0.0 1893
2 2.4 1957
3 3.1 1900
3 3.1 1955
3 3.1 2016
6 3.6 1901
7 3.8 1917
7 3.8 1948
7 3.8 1972
10 3.9 1956
11 4.0 1969
12 4.1 1916
12 4.1 1919
14 4.2 1974
15 4.3 1925
15 4.3 1952
15 4.3 1975
18 4.6 1889
18 4.6 1931
18 4.6 1967
18 4.6 1991
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Ranking of highest hourly rainfall(1884 - 2018)

Rank Highest
hourly rainfall
(mm)
Date of record Time of
record
1 145.5 2008.06.07 09
2 115.1 2006.07.16 03
3 109.9 1992.05.08 07
4 108.2 1966.06.12 07
5 104.8 1989.05.02 13
6 100.7 1926.07.19 04
7 100.0 1968.06.13 03
8 98.7 1972.06.18 12
9 93.1 2010.07.22 18
10 92.4 1975.04.30 12
11 88.4 1886.07.15 15
12 86.4 1889.05.30 04
13 85.1 1889.05.29 11
14 85.0 1947.07.01 11
15 84.7 2013.05.22 05
16 84.3 2000.06.12 06
17 84.0 1948.09.22 14
18 82.6 1921.05.31 14
19 82.1 1979.08.02 14
20 81.3 1889.05.30 03
20 81.3 1926.07.19 09
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Ranking of highest daily rainfall(1884 - 2018)

Rank Highest
daily total rainfall
(mm)
Date of record
1 534.1 1926.07.19
2 520.6 1889.05.30
3 411.3 1998.06.09
4 382.6 1966.06.12
5 346.7 1983.06.17
6 342.3 1886.07.15
7 334.2 1982.08.16
8 325.5 1965.09.27
9 324.1 1992.05.08
10 322.8 1989.05.20
11 320.9 1885.06.12
12 320.6 1889.05.29
13 307.1 2008.06.07
14 303.3 2005.08.20
15 297.0 1994.07.22
16 292.2 1923.10.31
17 288.1 1971.08.17
18 284.8 1978.10.17
19 282.5 1904.08.25
20 276.0 1999.09.16
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Ranking of highest annual total rainfall(1884 - 2018)

Rank Highest annual
total rainfall
(mm)
Year of
record
1 3343.0 1997
2 3247.5 1982
3 3214.5 2005
4 3100.4 1973
5 3091.8 2001
6 3066.2 2008
7 3041.8 1889
8 3028.7 1975
9 3026.8 2016
10 2974.5 1891
11 2950.3 1957
12 2893.8 1983
13 2847.3 2013
14 2807.3 1972
15 2797.4 1959
16 2769.1 1885
17 2754.4 1995
18 2752.3 2000
19 2739.7 1927
20 2739.6 1920
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Ranking of lowest annual total rainfall(1884 - 2018)

Rank Lowest annual
total rainfall
(mm)
Year of
record
1 901.1 1963
2 1164.2 1895
3 1367.0 1954
4 1405.8 1938
5 1418.8 1901
6 1447.7 1898
7 1487.2 2011
8 1570.6 1967
9 1585.2 1933
10 1625.2 1912
11 1639.1 1991
12 1649.3 1956
13 1659.5 1981
14 1680.0 1977
15 1685.0 1988
15 1685.0 1887
17 1706.9 2007
18 1710.6 1980
19 1738.6 2004
20 1741.0 1962
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*observation came from Hong Kong Observatory
Last revision date: <11 Jan 2019>