Story maps
故事地圖



(added on 2009/10/23)

Hottest hot month 八月的熱浪

©2009 SpatioEpi.com
Data source: Hong Kong Observatory
Map created by CUHK SpatioEpi Group

Enlarge   Back


August is normally one of the hottest months in Hong Kong. It was reported that August 2009 was the hottest August in more than 30 years with temperature reaching 33°C for 10 consecutive days in the month. The map shows the distribution of mean daily outdoor temperature for the month of August in 2000 (a) and 2009 (b). In comparison, it can be seen clearly that the overall mean temperature has increased. This is more obvious in urban areas on Hong Kong Island, and the new towns of Shatin, Tai Po Tsuen Wan. The temperature readings were obtained from the various weather stations distributing throughout Hong Kong (in red), operating under the auspices of the Hong Kong Observatory. The readings at the different stations have been interpolated to cover the whole of Hong Kong.

八月是香港最熱的月份之一。報告指出,二零零九年八月是香港過去三十年最熱的八月,當中超過十天錄得攝氏三十三度高溫。圖示二零零零年(a)和二零零九(b)年八月的每天平均室外氣溫。比較兩圖,明顯地二零零九年的氣溫較高,當中的港島市區和沙田、大埔、荃灣等新市鎮至為明顯。圖中的各區溫度源自香港天文台各個氣象站(紅色標記),數據經處理再平均化,藉以顯示全港每角落的溫度。