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Cold weather on its way (14 December 2009)


An intense winter monsoon will arrive at the south China coastal region later tomorrow (Tuesday, 15 December 2009) and bring persistently cold weather to Hong Kong in the latter part of this week.


The area of high pressure over China is intensifying.  An intense winter monsoon is expected to arrive at the south China coastal region later tomorrow.  Winds in Hong Kong will strengthen from the north and temperatures will start to fall.  Cloudy and rainy weather will also set in.  Cold weather will persist for the rest of the week.  Temperatures will drop to around 12 degrees in the urban areas, and a few degrees lower in the New Territories.


The Hong Kong Observatory reminds the public to prepare for the persistently cold weather, such as making ready warm clothing, checking heating devices and to take steps to protect themselves and their family against cold weather.


For the latest weather information and 7-day weather forecast, please call the Observatory's Dial-a-weather service at 1878 200 or visit the Internet website of the Observatory:
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Members of the public who wish to get more information on the precautionary measures against cold weather can call Department of Health's Central Health Education Unit Hotline at 2833 0111. Information can also be obtained from Department of Health's health educational homepage at and click "What's New" to obtain a relevant fact sheet.


Last revision date: <21 Dec 2012>