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Hottest September day recorded as autumn begins

05 September 2022


Hong Kong under a cloudless sky. (HK Observatory photo)

Autumn in Hong Kong begins in September as cold winds would normally begin blowing from the North, heralding the coming of winter.

But today, Hong Kong sizzled at 35.3 degree celsius -- the hottest September day since weather records began in 1884, according to the Hong Kong Observatory, which recorded the temperature at its headquarters in Tsim Sha Tsui.

In Tseung Kwan O, the temperature was even higher at 35.7 degrees, the Observatory said.


The hot sunny day was due to a dry continental air stream blowing from the East across Southern China, it added.

The sunny weather is expected to continue tomorrow, before rainclouds reach Hong Kong by Wednesday and Thursday, bringing with them scattered showers and thunderstorms.

​The Home Affairs Department continued to open 18 community halls/community centres as temporary heat shelters for people to take refuge from the heat.

From 10.30pm to 8am tomorrow, the temporary heat shelters will also provide bedding and a sleeping place for people in need.

In view of tomorrow’s weather, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) also reminded the public of measures against heat stroke and sunburn in very hot weather.

Among its pointers:

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  • Carry and drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration while engaging in outdoor activities.
  • Wear loose and light-coloured clothing to reduce heat absorption and facilitate sweat evaporation and heat dissipation.
  • Avoid vigorous exercise and prolonged activities like hiking or trekking as heat, sweating and exhaustion can place additional demands on the body.


  • Perform outdoor activities in the morning or the late afternoon;
  • Do not stay inside a parked vehicle.
  • Reschedule work to cooler times of the day.
  • Minimise direct exposure of the skin and the eyes to sunlight.
  • Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen lotion with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or above. Apply liberally and reapply after swimming, sweating or towelling off.
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