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(2019/08/11 11:35 HKT)

The preliminary version of the review report for tropical cyclone WIPHA, which affected Hong Kong earlier, is now available on this page.

Warning(s) in Force [Details] [Def]

Earthquake Info

+M 5.0 - 31km SSW of Hualian, Taiwan

UTC Time: Sun 2019/08/18 04:05:15
Local Time: Sun 2019/08/18 12:05:15
HK Time: Sun 2019/08/18 12:05:15

Location: 23.70N 121.54E; Magnitude: 5.0
770 km E of HK
Depth: 10 km

Weather Details around Hong Kong [Details] [HKO link]

Regional Weather of Hong Kong

Tropical Cyclone Information [Details] [HKO link]

Tropical Cyclone Track

Real-time Weather Photos [Details] [HKO link]

The following photo shows the real-time view of Victoria Harbour, as viewed from Central towards the east.

Real-time photo at Central

Astronomical / Tidal Information [Details] [HKO link]

Info for 19/08/2019 (Monday):
Astro. Info
Sunrise:06:0200:141.62 m
Sunset:18:5204:551.11 m
Moonrise:21:2011:152.11 m
Moonset:08:5317:500.79 m

Planetary phenomena in the coming week:
Aug 23, 22:56 HKT: Last Quarter
(Source: NASA)

Weather at a Glance [Details] [HKO link]

Weather at a Glance Data as of 09:50 on 19/8/2019

29.0 C 80 % 1004.2 hPa
All measurements taken at Hong Kong Observatory
HKO Temp.:29.0 C
RH.: 80 %
Apparent Temp.:34.7 C (EXTREME CAUTION)
Dew Point:25.2 C
Temp. of today:29.0 / 26.8 C (Range 2.2 C)
Mean SLP.:1004.2 hPa
King's Park Wind:8 km/h (W)
UV:2 (Low)
Rain:0.0 mm (past 15 min)

Upper-Level Weather Information [Details]

Data as of 08:00 HKT on 19/8/2019 - Level of instability:

3-day Weather Forecast [Click for 9-day] [HKO link]

3-day Weather Forecast Data as of 07:50 HKT 19/Aug/2019

General Situation: A trough of low pressure will bring heavy showers and squally thunderstorms to the south China coast in the next couple of days. With the trough weakening later this week, the weather will improve and it will be very hot over the coast of Guangdong. Besides, an area of low pressure will bring unsettled weather to the western North Pacific to the east of the Philippines today and tomorrow.

19/8 (Mon)

Sunny intervals. A few showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Cloudy with showers and squally thunderstorms.

Mainly cloudy with occasional showers. Isolated thunderstorms at first.
Wind W force 2 to 3. S force 3. S force 3.
26 - 31 °C
26 - 29 °C
27 - 31 °C
70 - 95 %
80 - 95 %
75 - 95 %

Extended Temperature Outlook [HKO link]

Maximum temperature:

Maximum temperature

Minimum temperature:

Maximum temperature

Weather Conditions in South China Sea [Details] [HKO link]

Satellite / Radar Images [Details]

Radar: 256 km range

Radar: 128 km range

Radar: 64 km range

Satellite: IR imagery*

* The Satellite imagery above is taken by Himawari-8 operated by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).

Aviation Weather Observation Report [HKO link]

HK International Airport METAR report Data as of 09:30 HKT on 19 Aug 19

Original code: METAR VHHH 190130Z 28004KT 9999 FEW018 30/25 Q1004 NOSIG=

Wind Visibility Weather Cloud Amount Cloud Base Temperature Dew Point Pressure (QNH)
4 knots from 280 degrees (W)
10 km or above
No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
1800 feet
30 oC
25 oC
1004 hPa

Next Two Hours Change
No Significant Change

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