Monday, 16 November 2009

Hong Kong - Warning(s) in Force

This made me chuckle. I guess the term 'cold' is relative to the 'norm' - I suppose I better put some underwear under my shorts and tee-shirt for the hike tomorrow ;-)




 Hong Kong Observatory Logo

Warning(s) in Force

Cold Weather Warning
The Cold Weather Warning has been issued by the Hong Kong Observatory at 4:20 p.m. The Hong Kong Observatory is forecasting cold weather in Hong Kong tomorrow.
The minimum temperatures in the urban areas for tomorrow will be around 12 degrees Celcius.
It will be a couple of degrees lower in the New Territories.
As Hong Kong will be affected by a cold winter monsoon in the next few days, people are advised to put on warm clothes and to avoid adverse health effects due to the cold weather. You must also ensure adequate indoor ventilation.
If you must go out, please avoid prolonged exposure to wintry winds.
If you know of elderly persons or persons with chronic medical conditions staying alone, please call or visit them occasionally to check if they need any assistance.
Make sure heaters are safe before use, and place them away from any combustibles. Do not light fires indoors as a means to keep warm.
Whatever the temperature, please ensure that there is plenty of fresh air in your room when you are using an old-type gas water heater.

Dispatched by Hong Kong Observatory at 16:20 HKT on 16.11.2009

Original warning here



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12 comments:

Baino November 16, 2009 5:24 am  

12? Better break out the thermals. Then again, that's T shirt weather for you Celts! I must admit we'd have the heater on at 12!

Thriftcriminal November 16, 2009 10:24 am  

So, low sweat forecast in your area then?

Quickroute November 16, 2009 11:16 am  

@ Baino: Yeah 12 is a heat spell in our climes

@ Thrifty: No more sweaty arse for a few days

Maya November 16, 2009 11:40 am  

Do the locals really think it is cold?

Quickroute November 16, 2009 6:28 pm  

@ Maya: Yes - they're wearing heavy jackets and scarves and gloves! Mind you compared to the usual hot humid weather this is extreme

姍姍 November 16, 2009 10:19 pm  

wow, 12 degrees so nice, i hate hot weather, haha...

Quickroute November 17, 2009 2:36 am  

@ 姍姍: yeah it's a welcome relief from the hot n' humid weather we've been having

nick November 17, 2009 3:44 am  

Twelve degrees celcius. Jesus, it'll be hell out there, I hope all the emergency services are on standby in case of mass hypothermia. All hands on deck!

Quickroute November 17, 2009 3:46 am  

@ Nick: I'm heading to the bunker as we speak

Fida November 19, 2009 12:31 pm  

You are so right, weather can be a B... I think we both have to move to the New Territories to get warmer weather ;-)

Quickroute November 19, 2009 6:21 pm  

@ Fida: it's a tad 'colder' in the NT!

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