The weather is expected to remain rainy for the upcoming nine days with a slight dip in temperature over the weekend, according to the Hong Kong Observatory.

The Observatory said that a trough of low pressure was bringing thundery showers to the coast of Guangdong and the northern part of the South China Sea. Meanwhile, a strong easterly airstream is affecting the coast of Guangdong.

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“Weather will remain unsettled with showers and thunderstorms in the following couple of days,” the Observatory said.

On Friday afternoon, more than 10 millimetres of rainfall was recorded locally. The Thunderstorm Warning was in effect from 11am to 4pm on Friday, and the Strong Monsoon Signal continues to be in force into the evening.

The weekend will be mainly cloudy with showers and isolated thunderstorms, and temperatures will range between 21 and 24 degrees. There will be moderate to fresh easterly winds, with strong offshore winds at first.

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Going into next week, the trough of low pressure will continue and heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected near the start of the week. The temperature is expected to climb afterwards, with highs of 27 and 28 degrees Celsius by the end of next week.

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Holmes Chan is a reporter at Hong Kong Free Press. He covers local news with a focus on law, politics, and social movements. He studied law and literature at the University of Hong Kong.