Are You Ready for ‘RealFeel’ Temperatures of 2°C in Shenzhen?!?!


ShekouDaily   |   December 28, 2018

I have some good news for those of you that have been looking forward to pulling out your trench-coats and dressing like Neo from the Matrix. It’s about to get really cold in Shenzhen.

After Shenzhen experienced the hottest Winter Solstice in 20 years, weather forecasts were published predicting the temperature would drop as low as 7°C. On December 22nd, temperatures reached as high as 26.9°C. It hasn’t been this hot during the Winter Solstice in Shenzhen since 1998 when the mercury reached 27.7°C. Since then, we’ve been experiencing very comfortable temperatures between 15-24°C; however, forecasts have also been showing a cold front knocking at our door. 

The above forecast from the Shenzhen Meteorological Bureau (SZMB) on December 25th, predicted the drop to 7°C from Sunday through Tuesday, New Years Day.

The above forecast from the Shenzhen Meteorological Bureau (SZMB) on December 25th, predicted the drop to 7°C from Sunday through Tuesday, New Years Day.

The above forecast from our neighbors at the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) on that day also showed a dip in temperatures; however, not into the single digits.

The latest forecasts from the SZMB and HKO, published this morning, are only slightly different from what was previously published; with the SZO upping their previous 7°C forecast to 8°C.

Now, I can already see those who come from nothern parts of the world laughing at these numbers; bragging about how this isn’t that cold. I imagine they’re probably wearing shorts today. Before you get out your flipflops for the weekend though, let’s take a look at what this weekend may actually feel like once you consider a few other factors.

The above is AccuWeather’s forecast for today, December 28th, captured at 10am. Not only do they forecast the temperature drop into single digits starting tonight, they also show a RealFeel® Temperature of 4°C! The AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperature that takes into account many different factors; such as humidity, cloud cover, winds, sun intensity and angle of the sun to determine how hot and cold feels it really feels outside.

According to AccuWeather’s 5-day forecast, as of this morning, we’ll have colder days ahead as well. Saturday’s lowest RealFeel® Temperature remains at 4°C; however, Sunday’s drops to 2°C at night!

Luckily, if you plan on going out for New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Shenzhen this Monday night, even the AccuWeather forecast, the lowest of the three, forecasts a RealFeel® Temperature low of just 6°C.

For those away on holiday, the temperature is expected to return to the double digits by later next week. Happy New Year!

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