Heat Wave Warning Issued and Expected for the Next Few Days

on 08/06/2017 - 01:15 pm

UPDATE: 8:30pm Tuesday August 15th. The HKO's warning was cancelled at 7:45pm today. The SZMB's seems to still be in effect.

 

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UPDATE: 9am Monday August 14th. The heat wave warnings continue. The HKO announced this morning at 6:45am that they expect it to remain in effect for the next couple of days.

 

 

 

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UPDATE: 9am Sunday August 13th. The heat wave warnings are still in effect. The HKO announced this morning at 6:45am that they expect it to remain in effect for the next few days.


 

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UPDATE: 12 pm Friday August 11th. Last week's heat wave warning went away for about a day and then a new one popped up. It's the same warnings from both the HKO and SZMB so we're just updating this post. It's expected to last a few days. We'll update this post when more information becomes available.


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UPDATE: As of 6:00 am Tuesday August 8, the Heat Wave warning issued by both the HKO and SZMB are still in effect.


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At 1:40pm Saturday August 5th, the Shenzhen Meteorological Bureau (SZMB) issued a Heat Wave Warning for the city of Shenzhen. The areas expected to be affected are all land areas of the city. "Warm air will probably affect this area within 24 hours, or is affecting this area where the highest temperature has reached 35°C or above," they wrote in their warning. 24 hours later, the warning was still in effect.


The Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) issued their heat wave warning this morning at 6:45am. "...very hot weather in Hong Kong in the next couple of days. The risk of heatstroke is high," they wrote.


The SZMB advised not to spend long times working outdoors or at high temperature. The HKO advised to drink plenty of water and avoid over exertion when engaged in outdoor work or activities. Below is more advice from the HKO:

 

"If not feeling well, take a rest in the shade or cooler place as soon as possible. People staying indoors without air-conditioning should keep windows open as far as possible to ensure that there is adequate ventilation. Avoid prolonged exposure under sunlight. Loose clothing, suitable hats and UV-blocking sunglasses can reduce the chance of sunburn by solar ultraviolet radiation. Swimmers and those taking part in outdoor activities should use a sunscreen lotion of SPF 15 or above, and should re-apply it frequently. Beware of health and wellbeing of elderly or persons with chronic medical conditions. If you know of them, call or visit them occasionally to check if they need any assistance." Dispatched by Hong Kong Observatory at 06:45 HKT on 06.08.2017


We'll update this post when anything changes related to this warning.

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