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Yesterday's Weather and Radiation Level

Bulletin issued at 00:15 HKT 02/Sep/2014
HKO Readings & Radiation Level

Yesterday's Weather and Radiation Level:
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Hong Kong Observatory
Maximum Air Temperature                     32.7 C
Minimum Air Temperature                     27.1 C
Grass Minimum Temperature                   26.6 C
Relative Humidity                        64 - 95 Percent
Rainfall                                     2.2 mm 
Total rainfall since 1st January          2314.3 mm
Against an average of                     1918.8 mm

Other Stations                Min                  Max
King's Park                  26.9 C               32.6 C
Wong Chuk Hang               26.7 C               31.9 C
Ta Kwu Ling                  26.4 C               33.3 C
Lau Fau Shan                 25.2 C               32.8 C
Tai Po                       27.5 C               32.1 C
Sha Tin                      26.9 C               32.6 C
Tuen Mun                     26.8 C               32.9 C
Tseung Kwan O                26.0 C               33.2 C
Sai Kung                     27.5 C               31.7 C
Cheung Chau                  26.6 C               30.3 C
Chek Lap Kok                 28.6 C               33.8 C
Tsing Yi                     26.7 C               33.2 C
Shek Kong                    26.3 C               33.5 C
Tsuen Wan Ho Koon            25.4 C               30.7 C
Tsuen Wan Shing Mun Valley   26.4 C               33.8 C
Hong Kong Park               27.0 C               32.7 C
Shau Kei Wan                 27.2 C               31.1 C
Kowloon City                 27.3 C               32.5 C
Happy Valley                 27.7 C               33.5 C
Wong Tai Sin                 28.0 C               33.7 C
Stanley                      27.5 C               31.8 C
Kwun Tong                    27.9 C               32.5 C
Sham Shui Po                 27.3 C               33.5 C

Duration of sunshine (King's Park):              9.2 H
The mean UV index recorded at King's Park yesterday was 6,
the UV intensity was High.
The maximum UV index for yesterday was 12.
Sea surface temperature (Waglan Island):        28.6 C 

Yesterday's (01 Sep 2014) average ambient gamma radiation
dose rate taken outdoors in Hong Kong ranged from 0.08 to
0.14 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
                            (microsievert/hour)
Ping Chau                           0.09
Tap Mun                             0.08
Kat O                               0.11
Yuen Ng Fan                         0.11
Tai Mei Tuk                         0.11
Sha Tau Kok                         0.10
Kwun Tong                           0.12
Sai Wan Ho                          0.09
King's Park                         0.14
Tsim Bei Tsui                       0.13
Cape D'Aguilar                      0.13
Chek Lap Kok                        0.14

Note
  1. From readings taken at various locations in Hong Kong during the period 1987-2013, 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 01 Sep
Last revision date: <02 Sep 2014>