97 percent humidity and thunderstorm warning today!

The dry days are over, Hongkongers! Meteorologists predict thunderstorms and steady rain throughout this week, according to SCMP.

Temperatures are forecast to drop to 26 degrees Celsius at the lowest, humidity may reach 95 percent, and rainfall may increase to 50mm!

This month so far, there has only been 26.3mm of rainfall, with the average being 376.5mm.

Hong Kong Observatory meteorologist Tam Yee-ting said Sunday would bring thunderstorms that would continue until Tuesday and possibly come back on Thursday.

According to Hong Kong Observatory, a large low-pressure system over southern China is the cause for the unstable weather and heavy rainfall.

Tam said, “So basically we are actually forecasting quite a grim picture for the next few days.”

Below is a bulletin issued by the observatory at 10:11am today (20-07-15).

At 10 a.m. at the Hong Kong Observatory the air temperature was 27 degrees Celsius and the relative humidity 97 per cent.
During the past hour the mean UV Index recorded at King's Park was 0.2. The intensity of UV radiation was low.

A band of intense thundery showers will continue to affect Hong Kong in the next couple of hours. Members of the public should be on the alert.

Gusts reaching 70 kilometres per hour or above may affect Hong Kong.

Please be reminded that:

The Thunderstorm Warning has been issued. It will remain effective until noon today. A few squally thunderstorms are expected to occur over Hong Kong.


Sources: scmp.com and hko.gov.hk

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