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Cold Snap On Its Way (24 December 2002)

The anticyclone over China is intensifying. An intense winter monsoon will bring the mass of cold air now piling up over northern Guangdong to the south China coastal region tomorrow night (Wednesday, 25 December 2002). Winds in Hong Kong will then strengthen from the north and temperatures will start to fall significantly. Temperatures will even fall below 10 degrees on Thursday and Friday.

Overcast and rainy weather will accompany the winter monsoon to affect Hong Kong. Under such wintry and windy conditions, the feeling of coldness will be particular strong. The Hong Kong Observatory reminds the public to prepare for the 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 5-day weather forecast, please call the Hong Kong Observatory's Dial-a-weather [ Cantonese (187-8200), Putonghua (187-8202) and English (187-8066) ] and the Information Enquiry System (2926-1133). You are also welcome to visit the following Internet web sites of the Hong Kong Observatory:

Weather forecast
Current weather
5-day weather forecast

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: <20 Dec 2012>