Hong Kong Observatory Logo

Yesterday's Weather and Radiation Level

Bulletin issued at 00:15 HKT 19/Jan/2022

HKO Readings & Radiation level

Yesterday's Weather and Radiation Level:

Hong Kong Observatory
Maximum Air Temperature                     18.3 C
Minimum Air Temperature                     15.8 C
Grass Minimum Temperature                   15.6 C
Relative Humidity                        74 - 94 Percent
Rainfall                                     0.2 mm 
Total rainfall since 1st January             1.4 mm
Against an average of                       18.6 mm

Other Stations                Min                  Max
King's Park                  15.4 C               18.0 C
Wong Chuk Hang               16.1 C               19.0 C
Ta Kwu Ling                  13.8 C               17.5 C
Lau Fau Shan                 14.8 C               18.7 C
Tai Po                       13.8 C               17.3 C
Sha Tin                      15.1 C               17.8 C
Tuen Mun                     15.2 C               18.0 C
Tseung Kwan O                15.7 C               18.7 C
Sai Kung                     14.9 C               17.6 C
Cheung Chau                  14.9 C               17.8 C
Chek Lap Kok                 15.4 C               18.1 C
Shek Kong                    14.3 C               17.6 C
Tsuen Wan Ho Koon            13.7 C               16.8 C
Tsuen Wan Shing Mun Valley   14.5 C               17.4 C
Hong Kong Park               15.5 C               17.6 C
Shau Kei Wan                 15.2 C               18.4 C
Kowloon City                 14.9 C               18.5 C
Happy Valley                 16.2 C               18.9 C
Wong Tai Sin                 15.3 C               18.4 C
Stanley                      16.1 C               18.5 C
Kwun Tong                    15.1 C               17.4 C
Sham Shui Po                 15.4 C               18.0 C
Kai Tak Runway Park          15.8 C               18.2 C
Yuen Long Park               14.3 C               17.9 C
Tai Mei Tuk               14.3 C                      

Duration of sunshine (King's Park):              1.1 H
The mean UV index recorded at King's Park yesterday was 0.9,
the UV intensity was LOW.
The maximum UV index for yesterday was 3.

Yesterday's (18 Jan 2022) average ambient gamma radiation
dose rate taken outdoors in Hong Kong ranged from 0.09 to
0.15 microsievert per hour.  These are within the normal
range of fluctuation of the background radiation level in
Hong Kong (See Note). The average dose rates measured at the
radiation monitoring stations over various parts of the
territory were as follows :

Station                     Yesterday's average
Ping Chau                           0.10
Tap Mun                             0.09
Kat O                               0.12
Yuen Ng Fan                         0.12
Tai Mei Tuk                         0.12
Sha Tau Kok                         0.11
Kwun Tong                           0.12
Sai Wan Ho                          0.09
King's Park                         0.15
Tsim Bei Tsui                       0.13
Cape D'Aguilar                      0.13
Chek Lap Kok                        0.15   

1.     From readings taken at various locations in Hong Kong in the
       past, the hourly mean ambient gamma radiation dose rate may
       vary between 0.06 and 0.3 microsievert per hour. (1
       microsievert = 0.000001 sievert = 0.001 millisievert)

2.     Temporal variations are generally caused by changes in
       meteorological conditions such as rainfall, wind and
       barometric pressure.

3.     Spatial variations are generally caused by differences in
       the radioactive content of local rock and soil.

4.     The data displayed is provisional. Only limited data
       validation has been carried out.

5.     The range of relative humidity in the daily weather summary
       originates from the observer's reports of Hourly Readings of
       the day. This follows the long-term practice of collecting
       climatological data of the Hong Kong Observatory for over a
       century. It may differ from the relative humidity range
       derived from the 1-minute reports of the automatic weather

Yesterday's Radiation Level Yesterday's Radiation Level
Climatological Information for 18 Jan Climatological Information for 18 January
| Copyright and Disclaimer | Home | Chinese Version / 中文版本 |