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Fine, warm Lunar New Year weather perfect for outdoor fun

11 February 2021

By The SUN

The weather over the next four days will be perfect for many outdoor activities, including fishing

Hong Kong and the rest of eastern Guangdong province will be mainly fine and warm over the Lunar New Year, with temperatures forecast to hover between 15ºC and 25 ºC on Friday and Monday, the last day of the holidays.

The Hong Kong Observatory said tomorrow, the first day of the Lunar New Year, will be the coolest with a minimum of 15ºC in the morning and a maximum of 21ºC as the day will be mostly cloudy.

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The Observatory said mainly fine and warm daytime weather will prevail due to the moderating northeast monsoon over Guangdong in the next few days. But another dry northeast monsoon will affect the south near the end of next week, making for cooler mornings.

Nearly all offices and businesses remain closed from Friday to Monday in observance of the city’s most festive season, including the Philippine Consulate General. 

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The weather will be perfect for outdoor activity among Hong Kong’s residents, including Filipino workers. But the Labour Department again reminded foreign domestic helpers to comply with social distancing measures.

FDHs are again urged to keep social distancing, as they enjoy HK's longest holiday 

An LD spokesman said a person who participates in a prohibited group gathering of more than two persons in public places or fails to wear a mask may be charged a fixed penalty of $5,000.

He said during the holidays, the LD will collaborate with the Hong Kong Police, Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, Home Affairs Department and Leisure and Cultural Services Department to conduct mobile broadcasts for four consecutive days at popular FDH gathering places to urge them to comply with the requirements. 


He said relevant departments will take action against those who ignore the regulations after repeated reminders. LD officers have been authorized by the Director of Health to help enforce the mass gathering and mask-wearing regulations.

Several Filipino workers have laid out plans for hikes on some of Hong Kong’s more than 300 peaks, including those that are not on the official hiking trails. Some do it for fun and to ease their stress, while other go on trail clean-up sorties. 

Some FDHs plan to spend the long break trekking and exploring some of HK's peaks 

Among their most popular hikes are on the Tai Mo Shan, Hong Kong’s highest peak at 957 meters; Lantau Peak, the second-highest at 934 meters, and the 468-meter-tall Sharp Peak in Saikung, which is described as the most precipitous hill in Hong Kong. 


For the legion of foreign domestic helpers who may choose to go out during the long break, their consulates, the Immigration Department and the Labour Department where they usually transact business on their day off, will be closed.

These government offices will reopen on Feb 15, and will resume full service starting Feb 18, as the government relaxes its social distancing rules amid a steady decline in the number of Covid-19 cases.

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The only government establishments that will remain open as usual are the Hong Kong police, fire services and public hospitals, including community testing centers for Covid-19.

Among the venues that will open on some days is the Kennedy Town Community Centre Dental Clinic, where many OFWs go for free dental extraction. It will open this Friday and next Monday, but will operate on limited hours.

The Leisure LCSD announced it will open 10 sports grounds for jogging from 9am to 5pm during the Lunar New Year as a special arrangement this year to let the public relax while maintaining social distancing.

These are the Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground, Aberdeen Sports Ground, Causeway Bay Sports Ground, Sham Shui Po Sports Ground, Perth St Sports Ground, Tseung Kwan O Main Sports Ground, Shing Mun Valley Sports Ground, Tuen Mun Tang Shiu Kin Sports Ground, Yuen Long Stadium and Fanling Recreation Ground.




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