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Yesterday's Weather and Radiation Level

Bulletin issued at 00:15 HKT 01/Feb/2015
HKO Readings & Radiation Level

Yesterday's Weather and Radiation Level:

Hong Kong Observatory
Maximum Air Temperature                     16.5 C
Minimum Air Temperature                     14.7 C
Grass Minimum Temperature                   13.4 C
Relative Humidity                        75 - 86 Percent
Rainfall                                      Trace 
Total rainfall since 1st January            41.7 mm
Against an average of                       24.7 mm

Other Stations                Min                  Max
King's Park                  13.3 C               15.8 C
Wong Chuk Hang               14.3 C               16.7 C
Ta Kwu Ling                  10.6 C               16.2 C
Lau Fau Shan                 12.3 C               17.4 C
Tai Po                       11.7 C               15.7 C
Sha Tin                      12.5 C               15.8 C
Tuen Mun                     13.1 C               17.0 C
Tseung Kwan O                12.6 C               15.9 C
Sai Kung                     12.5 C               16.2 C
Cheung Chau                  13.8 C               16.1 C
Chek Lap Kok                 14.1 C               17.8 C
Tsing Yi                     14.4 C               16.5 C
Shek Kong                    11.6 C               16.3 C
Tsuen Wan Ho Koon            11.4 C               15.3 C
Tsuen Wan Shing Mun Valley   13.2 C               16.1 C
Hong Kong Park               13.9 C               16.5 C
Shau Kei Wan                 12.8 C               15.7 C
Kowloon City                 13.0 C               16.0 C
Happy Valley                 13.8 C               16.4 C
Wong Tai Sin                 13.2 C               16.5 C
Stanley                      14.0 C               16.1 C
Kwun Tong                    12.4 C               15.5 C
Sham Shui Po                 13.6 C               16.8 C
Kai Tak Runway Park          13.7 C               16.5 C

Duration of sunshine (King's Park):              0.2 H
The mean UV index recorded at King's Park yesterday was 1,
the UV intensity was Low.
The maximum UV index for yesterday was 2.
Sea surface temperature (Waglan Island):        16.3 C 

Yesterday's (31 Jan 2015) average ambient gamma radiation
dose rate taken outdoors in Hong Kong ranged from 0.08 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                           0.08
Tap Mun                             0.09
Kat O                               0.11
Yuen Ng Fan                         0.12
Tai Mei Tuk                         0.12
Sha Tau Kok                         0.11
Kwun Tong                           0.12
Sai Wan Ho                          0.10
King's Park                         0.14
Tsim Bei Tsui                       0.13
Cape D'Aguilar                      0.14
Chek Lap Kok                        0.15

  1. From readings taken at various locations in Hong Kong during the period 1987-2014, the background ambient gamma radiation levels may vary between 0.06 and 0.30 microsievert per hour.
  2. The extent of health effects to a person as a result of exposure to radiation is expressed by a physical quantity called equivalent dose, in unit of sievert. Protective action may be required if there is an increase in the ambient gamma dose rate above background such that the total additional dose is expected to exceed 5000 microsieverts in a relatively short period of time. For example, a dose of 5000 microsieverts may be reached when the ambient gamma dose rate is 1000 microsieverts per hour (several thousand times above background) and lasts for 5 hours.
  3. The readings of ambient gamma radiation level from instrument are expressed in unit of gray, which is numerically equal to the gamma dose expressed in sievert.
Climatological Information for 31 Jan
Last revision date: <01 Feb 2015>