HK sees coldest February in 18 years
                 English.news.cn | 2014-02-12 17:48:12 | Editor: An

CHINA-HONG KONG-TEMPERATURE DROP (CN) 

A woman wearing thick clothes waits for the bus in Hong Kong, south China, Feb. 12, 2014. Hong Kong was hit by a cold weather recently with the lowest temperature hitting 7.3 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, marking a record since the February of 1996. (Xinhua/Qin Qing)

HONG KONG, Feb. 12 (Xinhua) -- Hong Kong's city center saw a temperature down to 7.3 degrees Celsius on Wednesday morning, the lowest ever recorded in February since 1996.

The observatory issued cold weather warning four days in a row as of Wednesday when other areas including Ta Kwu Ling in the northern New Territories and the Peak in the Island recorded as low as 4 degrees Celsius.

Drastic drop of temperatures were seen of late in Hong Kong as the territory is being continuously affected by a cold winter monsoon. At least 20 people in the city died because of the cold weather.

The observatory said cold weather will continue in the coming few days as a replenishment of the monsoon is expected to reach south China. Hong Kong might experience the coldest Valentine's Day since 1889 on Friday when the temperature will range between 7 and 11 degrees Celsius.

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