A 1-degree difference on the thermostat translates to HK$1,100 in annual electricity bill for a 3,000-sq ft space in Hong Kong, according to CLP Power
The hottest day of this year’s heat wave is bearing down on us. The sun’s scorching effect on Earth will be at its peak on the 12th of the lunar calendar’s 24 solar terms – known as Dashu – which falls on July 23 this year.
That would add to the number of consecutive “very hot days,” when daily top temperature soars beyond 33 degrees Celsius (91.4 degrees Fahrenheit).
So far, Hong Kong has experienced nine consecutive such days since July 8, the sixth longest streak since records began at the city’s observatory. Another 11 such scorchers have been forecasted to run through July 29.