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Cooler week forecast as OFW hikers respond to fine HK weather

19 October 2020

By Vir B. Lumicao 

DWC members scaling a cliff on the Green Dragon Trail in Tung Chung on Saturday

Cooler morning and nights are forecast for the week ahead as a dry northeast monsoon is expected to bring generally fine weather to Hong Kong and the rest of Guangdong this week.

Fine weather this past weekend attracted droves of hikers to Hong Kong trails, including OFW groups that took to the great outdoors despite morning drizzles and government reminders on social distancing because of the pandemic.

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A prelude to the cooler days ahead was recorded by the Hong Kong Observatory today, Oct 18, when the temperature at three high points in the city dropped to below 20 degrees Celsius.

The temperature at Tai Mo Shan, the highest peak in Hong Kong, dropped to 16.9 degrees, followed by 17.3 at Ngong Ping in Lantau, and 17.7 degrees at Tait’s Cairn near Kowloon Peak.

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The rest of the SAR generally ranged from 20 degrees at The Peak to 24.8 in Tuen Mun.   

Adventurer's Analyn Soriba conquers Lamma's Penis Rock on a fine Sunday 

The Observatory said the temperature difference between day and night this week will be relatively large over inland areas. It forecast a range of 21 to 23 degrees Celsius for the next nine days from Monday.

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It will be slightly cooler in the morning and at night as a low pressure area over the western North Pacific is expected to develop gradually in the next two days and move in the general direction of the main Philippine island of Luzon.

OFW hikers such as the DWC Saturday Group, Adventurers and random groups of workers took advantage of the benign weather to climb the hills and post their photographs on social media.

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Other groups plan to use the fine weather forecast for the next weekend for a good cause. 

Event invite for next Sunday's charity hike for the benefit of quarantined helpers

Marites Palma, The SUN Hong Kong contributor, is calling on sturdy-legged supporters of her Social Justice for Migrant Workers group for a hike on Red Brick Hill in Aberdeen next Sunday, Oct 25, to raise funds for her advocacy. 


The Resolve Foundation 2019 fellow is currently helping distributing food packs and cash aid to terminated and quarantined OFWs. Initially, she received funding for this mission from HerFund, a non-government organization.

Meanwhile, Clean Up Hong Kong Trails, or CUHKT, a group of dedicated trail walkers comprising mostly Filipino and Indonesian domestic helpers, is organizing clean-up 

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