Hong Kong’s expats told to brace themselves for cold weather

Published:  4 Dec at 4 PM
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Weather authorities in Hong Kong have delivered a message to residents of the normally humid city: wrap up warm as winter is on its way.

The Hong Kong Observatory issued the Cold Weather Warning as the temperature dropped to 21 degrees Celsius on Wednesday afternoon. It advised residents to be prepared for temperatures to plummet further in the days ahead - as far down as 11 degrees Celsius, according to forecasts.

In a statement published on its website, the Observatory urged people to wear warm clothes and avoid adverse health effects that cold weather could bring on. It told people that if they did have to go out to make sure they were not exposed to the wintry winds for too long.

The temperatures may not have shocked the thousands of expats originally from the much chillier northern climes, but locals tends to pay heed to such warnings, and have since been seen donning warm winter jackets, hats, scarves and gloves.

The extremely cautious Observatory has also advised people against lighting fires indoors in order to keep warm, as it did not want to have to issue a Fire Danger Warning because of such actions.
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