Cold temperatures has seen plants in Sheung Shui covered in frost.

Farmers report large-scale damages to their crops.


13 Jan 2021 – The temperature plunged below the freezing point in some parts of New Territories this morning, with farmers reporting large scale damages to their crops.

The mercury in Ta Kwu Ling touched 0.9 degrees – the lowest in 33 years since its record began.

The observatory pointed to a phenomenon called “radiative cooling” for the plunge.

Radiation cooling is a maximum cooling of the ground which occurs under clear skies, light winds and dry conditions. In winter, a large temperature difference sometimes exists between the urban area and the New Territories.

Another surge of the winter monsoon will affect Hong Kong early next week, with the weather becoming cold again.

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January 15, 2021 at 07:08PM