Hong Kong March temperature highest it’s ever recorded

Hong Kong’s temperature on Sunday reached the best recorded stage throughout the month of March in 140 years, in line with the town’s observatory.

The utmost temperature measured on the Observatory was 31.5C (88.7F) — the best reported throughout the month of March since information started in 1884 — whereas it surged to above 32C within the northern areas of the territory near the mainland Chinese language metropolis of Shenzhen.

On Thursday, the observatory warned that the town is predicted to see above-normal imply temperatures this yr, “with a high chance of reaching the warmest top 10 on record.” Local weather change has induced searing warmth, and rising frequency and depth of extraordinarily climate occasions the world over.

Hong Kong skilled the most popular summer season on report final yr, measured by the common temperature of 29.7C between June and August, the observatory mentioned in a January report. All 12 months of 2023 have been hotter than ordinary. Town reported 1 / 4 of the traditional annual complete rainfall within the 24 hours ending 4 p.m. on Sept. 7 throughout a black rainstorm, simply shy of the report quantity in Might 1889.

The rainstorm and storm Saola resulted in mixed gross insurance coverage claims of HK$1.9 billion ($243 million), in line with a Dec. 4 statement from the town’s Insurance coverage Authority.

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