In spring, Hong Kong is quite humid. At this time of year, cold air from north gradually recedes and warm air comes in from the sea. However, water near the coast is still very cold, which cools down the air near the ground. Water vapor may condense into tiny water droplets and reduce the visibility near the horizon. We call it fog.
Fog is quite common between February to April in Hong Kong. Sometimes people are fortunate to see the “fairyland” formed by highrise buildings and the fog. Lugard Road near the Peak is a very popular place to see such natural phenomenon. Moreover, on mountains above 800m, hikers can see the stunning scene of cloud sea if they are lucky.
However, economically, dense fog in Hong Kong has led to marine accidents and aircraft delays, resulting in casualties and traffic jams.
Another phenomenon which lowers the visibility in Hong Kong is called haze. In dry conditions, dust particles suspended in the air is trapped and difficult to dispersed because the air near the ground is colder and denser than the air aloft, resulting in haze.
Lohas Park: 日出康城
Lei Yue Mun: 鯉魚門
Lugard Road: 盧吉道
The Peak: 山頂