It is Se­ri­ously So Wet

HK Magazine - - NEWS -

An­other new weather record for the city: The Hong Kong Ob­ser­va­tory says that Jan­uary 2016 was the wettest month ever since records be­gan in 1884, with 266.9mm of rain­fall recorded—the wettest Jan­uary in 132 years. The pre­vi­ous record was in 1887, in which 214.3mm of rain­fall was recorded. The Ob­ser­va­tory ex­plained that the heavy rain­fall was due to “up­per-air dis­tur­bance” in the at­mos­phere, lead­ing to rain and even thun­der­storms. It also blamed the global El Nino phe­nom­e­non, which com­monly causes greater rain in winter time. Jan­uary also had the honor of hav­ing the low­est recorded tem­per­a­ture in 59 years, of 3.1 de­grees. Our take: Hong Kong may no longer be Bri­tish—but it seems like we’re still only talk­ing about the weather.

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