Hong Kong experienced rain and thunderstorms on Friday, but the city is set for a sunny and dry weekend in the lead-up to the Ching Ming Festival holiday.

Temperatures will fall to a minimum of 15 degrees on Saturday night. Cool and sunny weather is set to continue through the public holiday next Tuesday.

Victoria Harbour on Friday afternoon. Photo: Hong Kong Observatory.

The thunderstorm warning came into force at 8:45am on Friday, and continued through the afternoon. Most areas across the city recorded 10 to 20 millimetres of rain.

“Under the influence of the northeast monsoon, it will be mainly fine and dry over southern China during the weekend and early next week,” said the Hong Kong Observatory.

“A maritime airstream is expected to bring warm and foggy weather to the coast of Guangdong in the latter part of next week,” added the observatory.

Temperatures will rise to a maximum of 24 degrees Celsius by next Friday.

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Elson Tong

Elson Tong is a graduate of international relations and former investigations consultant. He has also written for Stand News.