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Climate Change in Hong Kong

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Extreme precipitation events have become more frequent. The hourly rainfall record at the Hong Kong Observatory headquarters was broken several times in the last few decades, whereas it used to take several decades to break the record in the past.

Hourly rainfall records at the Hong Kong Observatory headquarters (1885-2016).

Hourly rainfall records at the Hong Kong Observatory headquarters (1885-2016).

 

» Highest hourly rainfall data

 

Over the last hundred years, the number of hot nights (days with a minimum temperature of 28°C or above) and very hot days (days with a maximum temperature of 33°C or above) in Hong Kong has increased while the number of cold days (days with a minimum temperature of 12°C or below) has decreased.

Changes in the annual number of hot nights, very hot days and cold days in Hong Kong

Changes in the annual number of hot nights, very hot days and cold days in Hong Kong

 

» Number of hot nights

» Number of very hot days

» Number of cold days