Monday, October 24, 2005


This weekend, Hong Kong entered its 10 weeks of good weather. While I've lived in hotter places I've never lived in a place with this combination of heat, humidity, air-pollution and congestion. That combination is simply murder. This is the only place I've ever lived where you can sweat in a thunderstorm. The winter here is not cold but it is chilly and damp. None of the buildings have heat and the apartments have walls made from plaster covered concrete so your home is clammy and very uncomfortable. It isn't so much bitterly cold as it is that no place is warm. Really quite miserable.

However, every Fall we get 8 to 10 weeks of beautiful weather that almost makes up for the rest of the year. The wind picks up and blows the pollution out to sea, the temperature drops 4 or 5 degrees Celsius and the summer rainy season comes to an end and the humidity falls to a manageable level. It will be simply beautiful from now until about Christmas. It is in the contract, we must get this or God couldn't make anybody live here and not call it punishment.

My evening runs are simply incredible at this time of year. Because it is just a little cooler and dryer I feel like I could run forever or least 1/2 way to forever.

Something that is really a nice to know is that the Fall is low season when traveling here but it is the nicest time of year.

If you've never been to Hong Kong catch a plane! The weather is great.

Fai Mao
The Weather Watching Blogger

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