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El Niņo and La Niņa

Temperature and rainfall of Hong Kong during El Niņo



 El Niņo's impact on Hong Kong during spring (Mar-May)
 El Niņo's impact on Hong Kong during summer (Jun-Aug)
 El Niņo's impact on Hong Kong during autumn (Sep-Nov)
 El Niņo's impact on Hong Kong during winter (Dec-Feb)





 
Spring
Spring (Mar-May) temperature and rainfall of Hong Kong during El Niņo in recent decades

 

Temperature
(°C)

Temperature category(1)

Rainfall
(mm)

Rainfall category(1)

1983

22.1

Normal

972

Above normal

1987

22.7

Above normal

972

Above normal

1992

21.6

Below normal

1337

Above normal

1993

22.4

Normal

524

Normal

1998

23.6

Above normal

628

Normal

2015

23.7

Above normal

606

Normal




Summer
Summer (Jun-Aug) temperature and rainfall of Hong Kong during El Niņo in recent decades

 

Temperature
(°C)

Temperature category(1)

Rainfall
(mm)

Rainfall category(1)

1972 28.0 Normal 1548

Above normal

1982 28.0 Normal 1374

Above normal

1983 29.0

Above normal

923

Below normal

1987 28.3 Normal 1026 Normal
1991 28.6

Above normal

968 Normal
1993 28.8

Above normal

882

Below normal

1997 27.9 Below normal 2359

Above normal

2002 28.7

Above normal

924

Below normal

2009 28.9

Above normal

1065 Normal
2014 29.3

Above normal

1245 Normal
2015 29.4

Above normal

852 Below normal




Autumn
Autumn (Sep-Nov) temperature and rainfall of Hong Kong during El Niņo in recent decades

 

Temperature
(°C)

Temperature category(1)

Rainfall
(mm)

Rainfall category(1)

1972

25.2

Above normal

385

Normal

1976

23.6

Below normal

270

Below normal

1979

24.1

Below normal

518

Normal

1982

25.2

Above normal

726

Above normal

1986

24.4

Normal

439

Normal

1987

24.9

Above normal

298

Below normal

1991

24.6

Normal

476

Normal

1993

24.6

Normal

888

Above normal

1994

25.0

Normal

301

Below normal

1997

25.1

Above normal

353

Normal

2002

24.6

Normal

945

Above normal

2004

25.1

Above normal

170

Below normal

2006

25.4

Above normal

551

Normal

2009

25.2

Above normal

591

Above normal

2014

25.9

Above normal

282

Below normal

2015

26.1

Above normal

279

Below normal




Winter
Winter (Dec-Feb) temperature and rainfall of Hong Kong during El Niņo in recent decades

 

Temperature
(°C)

Temperature category(1)

Rainfall
(mm)

Rainfall category(1)

1972-1973
17.7

Above normal

95
Normal
1979-1980
16.4
Normal
59

Below normal

1982-1983
15.5

Below normal

317
Above normal
1986-1987
17.8

Above normal

70
Normal
1991-1992
16.5
Normal
195
Above normal
1994-1995
17.0

Above normal

177
Above normal
1997-1998
17.6

Above normal

209
Above normal
2002-2003
17.6

Above normal

101
Normal
2009-2010 17.3 Above normal 188 Above normal
2014-2015
16.7
Normal
118
Normal


Note:
1. Categorization of temperature/rainfall is based on the normal distribution constructed from climatological data in the previous 30 years. The categories are defined in such a way that the highest 30% and the lowest 30% of the normal distribution are classified as "above-normal" and "below-normal" respectively, while the middle 40% represents the normal range.





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Last revision date: <14 Jan 2016>