Date
20 September 2017
Temperature could drop to about 10 degrees Celsius next Friday, according to the Observatory. Photo: Reuters
Temperature could drop to about 10 degrees Celsius next Friday, according to the Observatory. Photo: Reuters

City bracing for another cold snap next week

Hong Kong is bracing for another cold snap next week, following record low temperatures in January.

The Hong Kong Observatory predicts the temperature could drop to about 10 degrees Celsius next Friday, Headline Daily reports.

Temperatures are likely to fluctuate sharply next week, rising to as high as 22 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, and then dropping to 10 degrees three days later, the Observatory said.

The chilly weather is due to a band of Arctic air gathering over southern Siberia, western Mongolia and northern Xinjiang, according to Weather on Ground, a weather website based in Taiwan, which analyzes data from the National Centers for Environmental Prediction and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

At 10 degrees Celsius, the temperature next Friday will be well below the March average.

However, Li Sun-wai, senior scientific officer at the Observatory, said it is not rare for temperatures to drop to around 10 degrees in March.

In March 2010, for example, the lowest temperature recorded was 8.1 degrees Celsius.

Last month, the average temperature was 15.5 degrees Celsius, lower than the average 16.8 degrees for February.

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