A dry and unseasonably warm November
Under the influence of a dry northeast monsoon, the weather of Hong Kong was fine and dry during the day on the first six days of the month. With plenty of sunshine, temperatures at the Observatory rose to a maximum of 30.7 degrees on the afternoon of November 6, the highest of the month. Moreover, the daily mean temperature of 27.6 degrees on that day was the highest on record for November.
With a band of clouds covering the coast of Guangdong and under the influence of a fresh to strong easterly airstream, the weather of Hong Kong turned mainly cloudy and cooler with a few rain patches on November 7 and 8. With the moderation of the easterly airstream, it was brighter and warmer with sunny intervals during the day on November 9 and 10. The daily minimum temperature of 25.6 degrees on November 10 was one of the highest on record for November. A cold front moved across the coast of Guangdong on the morning of November 11. Locally, it was mainly cloudy with a few rain patches on that day. The associated northeast monsoon brought mainly fine and slightly cooler weather to Hong Kong during the next four days.
With the arrival of another replenishment of the northeast monsoon on November 16, local weather was mainly cloudy at first on that day and became mainly fine and dry in the afternoon. It was sunny and very dry with cool mornings on the next two days. The temperature at the Observatory dropped to a minimum of 15.6 degrees on the morning of November 17, the lowest of the month. Under the influence of a dry northeast monsoon and the subsequent replenishment, fine and dry weather prevailed in Hong Kong from November 19 to 28. With a band of clouds covering the coast of Guangdong and under the influence of an easterly airstream, local weather turned cloudier with a few light rain patches on the last two days of November.
There was no tropical cyclone over the South China Sea and the western North Pacific in November 2023.
Details of issuance and cancellation of various warnings/signals in the month are summarised in Table 1. Monthly meteorological figures and departures from normal for November are tabulated in Table 2.
Ends/Monday, December 4, 2023
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