Temperatures are set to rise again in Hong Kong following a chilly Lunar New Year break. However, showers are also likely towards the middle of the week.

Hongkongers wrap during the chilly weather. Photo: Kyle Lam/HKFP.

Highs of 20 degrees Celsius are expected on Wednesday and Thursday, though the Observatory predicts wet weather into the weekend: “With the monsoon moderating slightly midweek this week, temperatures will rise gradually and it will be cloudier over the region,” the Observatory said.

“A fresh to strong easterly airstream is expected to affect the coast of Guangdong in the latter part of this week. It will be windier with a few rain patches over the region,” it added.

By next Monday, temperatures may rise to 21 degrees Celsius.

Photo: HKO.

The red fire danger warning was hoisted at 6am on January 27, and remains in force. A red warning denotes that the risk of bush fires is extreme.

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