Hong Kong on Wednesday woke up to more sweltering temperatures, with the very hot weather warning and the new amber heat stress at work warning both put into effect in the morning.
The Observatory issued the very hot weather warning at 6.45am while the heat stress warning took effect shortly after 8.30am, with the Labour Department urging employers to follow its regulations for outdoor work.
The heat stress warning was cancelled at 3.40pm
Under the government’s guidelines, workers involving moderate, heavy and very heavy physical workload should rest for 15, 30 and 45 minutes per hour respectively when the amber warning is in force.
Tuesday saw the first issuance of the Observatory's new prolonged heat alert as the mercury hit 35 degrees Celsius in the afternoon.
Meanwhile the Environmental Protection Department declared that pollution had reached serious level in Tung Chung on Wednesday afternoon
The department warned that high levels of pollution were likely to remain for several days.
Last updated: 2023-05-31 HKT 17:02