The weather in Hong Kong in the past two days was the warmest ever recorded during the first lunar month of the Year of the Pig.
According to the Hong Kong Observatory, the temperature went as high as 25.8 degrees Celsius at 4 p.m. on Thursday.
It was the highest daily maximum air temperature recorded on the third day of the Lunar New Year since the Observatory began keeping track of the records in 1884, surpassing the previous record of 25.6 degrees Celsius on the same day in 1970, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports.
Temperatures in Lau Fau Shan and Yuen Long hit 29.8 and 28.8 degrees Celsius, respectively, while Sham Shui Po and Kowloon City also recorded 27 degrees Celsius.
Wednesday was also the warmest second day of the Lunar New Year in Hong Kong, with the daily maximum air temperature recorded at the Observatory climbing to 24.9 degrees Celsius.
The Observatory, however, forecast that a northeast monsoon will start to affect Hong Kong during the weekend and early next week, causing the weather to become cooler with the temperature down to 19 or 18 degrees Celsius.
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