Hong Kong is on the cusp of the hot weather season, a time of beach outings, ice cream and multiple, sweat-induced bra changes per day.
On particularly hot days, when the temperature climbs over 33 degrees C (91.4 F), the Hong Kong Observatory issues the “Very Hot Weather Warning,” and instructs residents to drink plenty of water, to keep out of the sun and to seek AC or proper ventilation.
Residents also prepare for the heat in their own ways. Parents fold sweat-catching towels into the backs of their children’s shirts, hikers opt for night hikes, office workers don short sleeves and old men prepare their round bellies for public exposure.
The later practice, inspired my proposed new Hot Weather Warning icon for the Hong Kong Observatory:
Are you ready for Hong Kong’s hot season?