Thursday, 13 January 2011

The weather


I think I am going to have to re-acquaint myself with some clothes....and shoes for that matter. It's fricking cold.

TVB news featured a student going to school, who said she was wearing 7 layers of clothes, plus a huge jacket. It was 7 degrees. And I saw on the ATV World news last night that a group of hikers went out to Tai Mo Shan at 3am in the hopes of seeing some frost because it was so cold. Sadly there was no frost, but that didn't stop them taking random night time photos of the shrubs in the surrounding area.

Ross bought a Hong Kong Observatory Calendar yesterday, from the General Post Office. It's not great this year, as the photos are just a bit boring. Each month has a little commentary on the month, here's February:

February is one of the coldest months in Hong Kong with frequent outbreaks of the northeast monsoon bringing wintry weather. Cold weather has an impact on people's health, especially the elderlies [sic]. This photograph shows people in warm clothing.

It also has informational nuggets about weather in Hong Kong each month, including records, such as "Lowest air temperature in January was 0.0 degrees celsius, recorded on 18 January 1893". Brrr!

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