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Hong Kong Observatory records hottest day since 1968

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Temperatures soared on Saturday as Typhoon Nepartak passed to the east of Hong Kong, making it the hottest day of the year so far.

The Hong Kong Observatory recorded a maximum temperature of 35.6 degrees Celsius at its head office, marginally lower than the previous record of 35.7 degrees in July 1968.

Elsewhere in Hong Kong, temperatures climbed even higher, reaching over 37 degrees in the New Territories. The hottest place in the city was Happy Valley, which reached an incredible 37.9 degrees Celsius.

Cooler conditions are expected over the first part of this week, with showers and thunderstorms forecast, before temperatures start to climb again on Wednesday.

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