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The Very Hot Weather on 10 August 2004

(10 August 2004)

Under the influence of the subsiding air outside Severe Tropical Storm Rananim, it was sunny, hazy and very hot over southern China today (10 August 2004). Temperatures rose to 34 degrees or above over most parts of the territory. The maximum temperature recorded at the Observatory this afternoon was 33.9 degrees. Temperatures at Chek Lap Kok and parts of Sai Kung even reached 36.8 degrees. A map showing the maximum temperatures over various parts of Hong Kong today is given below.

The weather is expected to remain very hot tomorrow (11 August 2004). The maximum temperature in the urban areas will be about 33 degrees and a couple of degrees higher in the New Territories. The risk of heatstroke is high.

For updates on the latest weather report, information on the Very Hot Weather Warning and UV Index, members of the public may browse the Observatory Internet web pages at: (update weather report); (Very Hot Weather Warning); and (UV Index)

Members of the public who wish to get more information on the prevention of heat stroke can call DH's Central Health Education Unit Hotline at 2833 0111. Information can also be obtained from DH's health educational homepage at and click "What's New" to obtain a relevant fact sheet.




Last revision date: <20 Dec 2012>