Hottest month in HK records!
- Written by arounddb
June 2015 was the hottest June in Hong Kong since records began in 1884.
As reported by the Hong Kong Observatory, the monthly mean temperature of 29.7 degrees was 1.8 degrees above the normal figure of 27.9 degrees and broke the previous record of 29.0 degrees set in 2014.
Both the monthly mean minimum temperature of 27.7 degrees and the monthly mean maximum temperature of 32.3 degrees ranked the highest for June. The extremely hot weather in June 2015 in Hong Kong was partly attributed to the westward extension of the subtropical ridge of high pressure from the western North Pacific to southern China during the month.
Under the dominance of the subtropical ridge, the month was also sunnier and drier than usual. The total duration of sunshine in June 2015 was 192.8 hours, 46.7 hours above the normal figure of 146.1 hours. The total rainfall of the month was 291.0 millimetres, about 36 percent below the normal figure of 456.1 millimetres. The accumulated rainfall since 1 January of 970.6 millimetres was about 12 percent below the normal figure of 1096.9 millimetres for the same period.
Be aware, Saturday July 4th will be again a "very hot day"!