November was gloomy, warm

Local | 4 Dec 2018 7:27 pm

The city's weather in November was cloudier and gloomier than usual. It was also warmer.

The northeast monsoon affecting the south China coast was relatively weak and southerlies dominated in the lower atmosphere and water vapor built up, according to the Hong Kong Observatory.

The mean amount of cloud was 79 percent, 25 percent above the normal figure of 54 percent - the highest on record for November. But the duration of bright sunshine in the month was only 123.9 hours, about 31 percent lower than the normal figure of 180.1 hours and the eighth lowest on record for the month.

The mean temperature of 22.9 degrees and mean minimum temperature of 21.4 degrees were 1.1 degrees and 1.6 degrees above the respective normal figures, and were the ninth and fourth highest on record for the month.

The month was also wetter than usual with 73.4 millimeters of rainfall, about 95 percent above the normal figure of 37.6 mm. The accumulated rainfall up to November was 2151.0 mm, a deficit of about 9 percent compared to the normal figure of 2371.7 mm for the same period.

Meanwhile, four tropical cyclones occurred over the South China Sea and the western North Pacific.

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