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Temperatures set to drop after hottest start to October in 127 years

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The Hong Kong Observatory is forecasting a drop in temperatures this weekend, with a tropical storm set to pass south of the territory on Sunday.

The Observatory began reporting on the storm this morning, October 12, which is currently a tropical depression located to the east of the Philippines.

Based on current forecasts, the storm is expected to reach Severe Tropical Storm strength, however the Observatory is predicting that it will keep its distance from Hong Kong.

Temperatures across the region started to drop over the last few days, a welcome relief from the heat of the summer, however October got off to a sizzling start, with the Observatory issuing a hot weather warning on October 3—the first to be issued in October since the system was introduced in 2000.  Temperatures on the day peaked at 33.5 degrees—the hottest October day since 1890.

Another hot weather warning has been issued today—hopefully this will be the last of the intense heat for 2017!

Image: Hong Kong Observatory

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