8 September 2009 at 1:35 pm #8440
From HK Observatory:
August 2009 was hotter and drier than usual. The mean temperature was 29.4 degrees, 1.0 degrees above the normal of 28.4 degrees. There were 14 very hot days, making it the hottest August since 1963. The mean minimum temperature of 27.7 degrees was the highest for August since record began.