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Very Hot Weather Warning on!

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Until Sunday, you can expect high temperatures with showers and thunderstorms.

As explained by the HK Observatory: “Tropical Cyclone Soudelor will move across the western North Pacific, towards the seas in the vicinity of Taiwan in the next couple of days. Under the influence of its outer subsiding air, the weather will remain very hot over the area. Thunderstorms triggered by high temperatures will also affect the region. A southwesterly airstream is expected to bring showers to the south China coast early next week.”

Travelling at a roaring maximum speed of 240km per hour, Super Typhoon Soudelor has taken the title of the most detrimental tropical cyclone and storm. Super Typhoon Soudelor is going to hit northeastern parts of Hong Kong, as well as southwest Japan and eastern China, so heavy rain is expected. Over the next few days, winds could carry the typhoon closer to home, but is not expected to cause extensive damage or provide for extreme weather conditions.

Remember the recommendations from the HK Observatory regarding the Very Hot Weather Warning:

The risk of heatstroke is high. When engaged in outdoor work or activities, drink plenty of water and avoid over exertion. If not feeling well, take a rest in the shade or cooler place as soon as possible. People staying indoors without air-conditioning should keep windows open as far as possible to ensure that there is adequate ventilation. Avoid prolonged exposure under sunlight. Loose clothing, suitable hats and UV-blocking sunglasses can reduce the chance of sunburn by solar ultraviolet radiation.

Swimmers and those taking part in outdoor activities should use a sunscreen lotion of SPF 15 or above, and should re-apply it frequently. Beware of health and wellbeing of elderly or persons with chronic medical conditions. If you know of them, call or visit them occasionally to check if they need any assistance.

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Source: Hong Kong Observatory (http://www.hko.gov.hk/wxinfo/currwx/tc_gis_e.htm), The Weather Channel (http://www.weather.com/storms/typhoon/news/typhoon-soudelor-forecast-west-pacific-taiwan-japan) & BBC (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31912305)

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