Sunny weather for May 1 holiday in HK
Hongkongers can expect sunny weather for the Labour Day celebration tomorrow, according to the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO).
The HKO said the weather forecast for the city for May 1 was “hot with sunny periods” and “coastal mist in the morning.”
“Under the influence of an anticyclone aloft over the northern part of the South China Sea, it will be mainly fine and hot over the coast of Guangdong in the next couple of days,” the HKO said.
“An easterly airstream is expected to bring a few showers to the south China coast in the middle to latter parts of this week. With the anticyclone aloft strengthening again over the weekend, the weather will improve over the south China coast,” it added.
According to Labour Department, May 1 or Labour Day is one of the 12 statutory holidays in Hong Kong for 2018.
Besides Labour Day, the remaining statutory holidays for the year are Tuen Ng Festival (on June 18), Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day (July 1), the day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival (September 25), National Day (October 1), Chung Yeung Festival (October 17), and either the Chinese Winter Solstice Festival (December 22) or Christmas Day (December 25) at the option of the employer.
“All employees are entitled to the above statutory holidays. If the statutory holiday falls on a rest day, a holiday should be granted on the day following the rest day (but it should not be) a statutory holiday or an alternative holiday or a substituted holiday or a rest day,” the Labour Department said.
It noted that the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day falls on a Sunday, so the employer should grant a holiday on the next day (July 2) but this should not be a substituted holiday for the employee or her rest day.