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Shek Kong (Chinese: 石崗; literally: 'Rock Hillock') is an area north of Tai Mo Shan, located near Kam Tin and Pat Heung, New Territories, Hong Kong.

Shek Kong
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Shek Kong Airfield
Traditional Chinese石崗
Simplified Chinese石岗

Shek Kong Airfield is located in Shek Kong. A sizable Nepal Gurkha population presents in the area even after the withdrawal of British military.[citation needed]

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Shek Kong (1997–2016)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 28.4
(83.1)
30.5
(86.9)
30.8
(87.4)
33.1
(91.6)
34.4
(93.9)
36.4
(97.5)
37.3
(99.1)
37.2
(99.0)
35.9
(96.6)
34.2
(93.6)
32.3
(90.1)
29.6
(85.3)
37.3
(99.1)
Average high °C (°F) 19.8
(67.6)
21.1
(70.0)
23.6
(74.5)
27.1
(80.8)
29.8
(85.6)
31.4
(88.5)
32.5
(90.5)
32.3
(90.1)
31.3
(88.3)
29.2
(84.6)
25.6
(78.1)
21.3
(70.3)
27.1
(80.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) 15.2
(59.4)
16.9
(62.4)
19.5
(67.1)
23.3
(73.9)
26.2
(79.2)
28.0
(82.4)
28.7
(83.7)
28.3
(82.9)
27.3
(81.1)
25.1
(77.2)
21.2
(70.2)
16.8
(62.2)
23.0
(73.4)
Average low °C (°F) 11.5
(52.7)
13.5
(56.3)
16.2
(61.2)
20.3
(68.5)
23.3
(73.9)
25.2
(77.4)
25.6
(78.1)
25.1
(77.2)
24.2
(75.6)
21.9
(71.4)
17.7
(63.9)
12.9
(55.2)
19.8
(67.6)
Record low °C (°F) 1.9
(35.4)
3.1
(37.6)
6.8
(44.2)
10.8
(51.4)
15.9
(60.6)
19.2
(66.6)
21.7
(71.1)
21.7
(71.1)
17.6
(63.7)
12.5
(54.5)
5.8
(42.4)
2.5
(36.5)
1.9
(35.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 38.1
(1.50)
35.1
(1.38)
62.1
(2.44)
141.4
(5.57)
284.1
(11.19)
423.0
(16.65)
324.2
(12.76)
345.7
(13.61)
261.4
(10.29)
71.7
(2.82)
34.6
(1.36)
34.1
(1.34)
2,055.5
(80.93)
Average relative humidity (%) 72 76 78 80 82 84 82 83 79 74 73 70 77
Source: Hong Kong Observatory[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Monthly Means of Meteorological Elements for Shek Kong, 1997-2016". Hong Kong Observatory. Retrieved February 8, 2017.