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Expect cooler weather in the coming days

Falling temperatures will be a welcome change after a summer that saw temperature records broken and heavy rainfall.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 12:06 pm

The winter monsoon is expected to bring cooler weather to Macao over the next couple of days, with the temperature dipping to around 16°C, according to the Macao Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG). 

Wind speeds are meanwhile expected to increase to a maximum of 20 kilometres an hour, with the skies mostly cloudy but with sunny periods.

The cooler, drier weather will come as a relief to residents who have endured a long, hot and wet summer.

[See more: Global climate change is behind the rise in severe typhoons]

Last month, Macao experienced its hottest October day on record, with temperatures hitting 35.2°C on 4 October. Precipitation was also unseasonably high, with 295.4 millimetres recorded for the month – or four times Macao’s 30-year average for October.

The city was also impacted by typhoons in August and early September, when Soala and Haikui caused significant flooding. In October, displays that were to have taken place as part of the 31st Macao International Fireworks Display Contest were cancelled with the approach of Typhoon Koinu.

The northeasterly airstream will moderate later in the week, bringing a return of warmer temperatures.

 

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 12:06 pm

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