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Haze on 18 August 2004
(18 August 2004)

It was hazy in Hong Kong today (Wednesday, 18 August 2004) with visibility over parts of the territory falling below 2000 metres (see Table 1).

Under the combined effect of the anticyclone over China and Typhoon Megi over the East China Sea, light winds from the west prevails over Hong Kong today (18 August 2004). Thus, suspended particulates in the air could not be easily dispersed. This resulted in the development of haze in the territory and therefore the observed low visibility.

It is expected that hot and hazy conditions will persist tomorrow (19 August 2004), but moderate easterly winds will set in on Friday (20 August 2004). Visibility will improve by then.

For the latest weather forecasts, please refer to the following web pages of the Hong Kong Observatory:

http://www.weather.gov.hk/wxinfo/currwx/flw.htm (local weather forecast) and

http://www.weather.gov.hk/wxinfo/currwx/fnd.htm (7-day weather forecast).


Table 1 : Lowest visibility at various locations in Hong Kong
up to 2 p.m. today (18 August 2004)

Location Lowest visibility
Victoria Harbour 2700 metres
Tathong Point 1800 metres
East Lamma Channel 2700 metres
Ma Wan 2700 metres
Urmston Road 1800 metres


Last revision date: <20 Dec 2012>