Picture of the Day: First Day of the Year of the Dog
The clouds disappeared to reveal blue skies while riding the Star Ferry today
Today was the first blue sky Hongkongers have seen in... yonks.
It's been cold, miserable and overcast for weeks and then suddenly for the first day of the Lunar New Year there were blue skies and the hottest temperatures we've seen for the holiday in 11 years at 24 degrees Celsius.
Some districts like Happy Valley, Kowloon City and Sha Tin recorded up to 27 degrees.
The Hong Kong Observatory says a maritime airstream affected the coastal areas of Guangdong province, though cloudy skies are expected in the next few days again. Groan.