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Very Hot Weather Warning
(23 June 2006)

Under the influence of a ridge of high pressure, it was fine and very hot in Hong Kong this afternoon (23 June, Friday). The Observatory recorded a maximum temperature of 32.9 degrees, the highest so far this year. In the New Territories, temperatures at Sheung Shui rose to 34.4 degrees.

Tomorrow (24 June, Saturday), the weather in Hong Kong will continue to be very hot, with a maximum temperature of 33 degrees. The Very Hot Weather Warning was issued by the Observatory this afternoon, the first time this year, to remind members of the public of the very hot weather expected for tomorrow. The risk of heatstroke is high.

Members of the public who need to work outdoors or engage in outdoor activities tomorrow should drink plenty of water and avoid over exertion. If not feeling well, take a rest in the shade or cooler place as soon as possible.

It will be sunny tomorrow and the forecast maximum ultraviolet index for tomorrow is 13. The intensity of UV radiation is extreme. The Hong Kong Observatory advises that prolonged exposure under sunlight is to be avoided. Loose clothing, suitable hats and UV-absorbing sunglasses can reduce the chance of sunburn by solar ultraviolet radiation.

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>