The Hong Kong Observatory today said that due to the heavy downpour on October 5, the rainfall in the city reached 142.4mm in October, about 41% above normal.
It said the accumulated rainfall up to October was 2,388.4mm, about 2% above the normal figure.
Affected by the outer rainbands of tropical storm Nangka, the city’s weather was cloudy with a few rain patches on the night of October 12 and rainy weather persisted on the following day.
Under the combined effect of Nangka and the northeast monsoon, local winds strengthened during October 13 with gale force winds over offshore waters and on high ground. Storm Signal No. 8 was issued in the early morning.
With the departure of Nangka, the strong northeast monsoon continued to bring windy weather with a few rain patches to Hong Kong the next day.
October’s mean temperature was 25.6 degrees Celsius, close to the normal figure of 25.5 degrees Celsius.