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Hong Kong heatwave breaks records

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The weather may have cooled down somewhat today, but this week has certainly been a hot one! The Hong Kong Observatory recorded temperatures exceeding 35 degrees Celsius over four consecutive days – the longest lasting hot spell since records began in 1885. 

The intense heat was caused by a subtropical ridge, with high pressure and calm winds giving rise to some beautiful clear weather.

In parallel, air pollution has been consistently rated as good with just the occasional moderate reading reported.

As the weekend approaches, rain is expected to move in, with isolated thunderstorms forecast.


Source: Hong Kong Observatory

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