Hok Tsui PolyU Background Air Monitoring Station was established in 1993. It is a remote coastal site with short grasses and shrubs in its vicinity. It is located at the southeastern tip of Hong Kong Island, and is about 9 km from the highly populated city centre of Hong Kong to its northwest. The measurement site is situated on the top of a cliff 60 m above mean sea level. It has a 240 degree view of the sea stretching from northeast to west. Hong Kong's climate is sub-tropical, tending towards temperate for nearly half of the year. The annual mean temperature is 23.1 degrees while the mean annual total rainfall is 2382.7 mm. The prevailing wind in Hong Kong is easterlies. For most of the time, the station is upwind of the urban areas and receives air mass that comes mainly from the sea.
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