Scorching Heat Pushes Hong Kong to Hottest Day in September

Hong Kong Records Hottest Day in September

The Hong Kong Observatory has recorded a temperature of 35.9 degrees C in Tsim Sha Tsui on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 13, making it the hottest day on record for the month.

Other districts recorded higher temperatures, with Sheng Shui at 38.2 degrees C, and Sham Shui Po and Wong Tai Sin at 37.2 degrees C.

“We are being affected by the subsiding air of Typhoon Muifa, and any subsiding air is a warm one, which is hotter than it normally should be. The wind strength in Hong Kong today is rather weak, which is not conducive to dispersing the hot air” Leung Wing-mo, spokesperson from the Hong Kong Meteorological Society, was quoted as saying in a Sept. 13 report by RTHK.

High air pollution levels were also recorded last week, with some districts reaching the “‘serious” category on Tuesday. The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) expects air pollution levels to stay high in the coming days and has advised outdoor workers to take preventative measures such as reducing time spent outdoors.

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