Hong Kong Weather
Hong Kong has a monsoon-influenced subtropical climate. It is mild for more than half the year. There are mild, relatively dry winters, and hot, humid, and wet summers.
Rain: The annual rainfall ranges from less than 1,000 millimeters (51 inches) to more than 3,000 millimeters (118 inches); with an annual average of 2,383 millimeters (94 inches). About 80 percent of the annual precipitation falls between May and September. The wettest month is August when rain falls about four days out of seven. The average August rainfall is 445 millimeters (18 inches). The driest month is January when the average is only 25 millimeters (1 inch). Rain falls only about six days during the entire month.
Temperatures: Hong Kong is a mountainous area. The temperatures are a little lower, and the rainfall is a greater in the mountains compared to the low-lying city areas. Bear this in mind if you go walking on the hills. At the coolest times of the year from mid-December to February, the temperature may fall to 10 °C (50 °F). In the warmest times (late May to mid-September), it averages 28 °C (82 °F). However, it may reach 33 °C (91 °F).
Tours: Hong Kong is an all-year-round destination. The most popular time to visit is from the middle of September to the end of February during the Chinese New Year when the weather is cooler. Choose your time of travel! See our Hong Kong Tour Packages.
Weather: Spring is from March to May when the weather is often pleasant. There are occasional spells of high humidity. The weather is very changeable. There are wonderfully warm days of sunny weather and storms.
Fog and rainfall can be particularly troublesome. Spring is the cloudy season of the year. There is an average of only about 100 hours of sunshine each month.
Clothing: Umbrellas, summer clothes and sunscreen are useful.
Summer activities: Outdoor excursions such as the beaches, hiking, and camping in the mountain forests are fun! Tourists can take advantage of the special rates and services during the Shopping Festival.
Weather: Autumn is from October to early December. It is the best time to visit Hong Kong. Days are usually pleasantly clear and sunny. It is usually comfortable for outdoor activities or country walks. There are few (4–8) rainy days a month.
Clothing: Summer clothes will still do, but it is advisable to bring jackets and warmer clothes for the end of the season.
Clothing: Sweaters and jackets are needed for most days. Occasional chills make coats necessary. It doesn’t snow in Hong Kong, and frost is very rare.
Hong Kong is one of the best places to travel in winter in China.
Popular Hong Kong Tours
- Essence of Hong Kong Tour: 3-day tour including highlights of Hong Kong: Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay, and Aberdeen village.
- Hong Kong Tour Packages: See the best of Hong Kong with our Hong Kong tour packages.
Hong Kong Climate Information by Month
- Hong Kong Weather in January
- Hong Kong Weather in February
- Hong Kong Weather in March
- Hong Kong Weather in April
- Hong Kong Weather in May
- Hong Kong Weather in June
- Hong Kong Weather in July
- Hong Kong Weather in August
- Hong Kong Weather in September
- Hong Kong Weather in October
- Hong Kong Weather in November
- Hong Kong Weather in December
Questions and Answers About Hong Kong Weather
Hi Vidhi, it would be quite hot in August in Hong Kong. The average temperature would be above 30 Celsius degrees.Whitney Liao replied on 2013-07-22
Hi Carla, It is generally hot and humid with an average low and high temperature of 26 °C (79 °F) and 30 °C (86 °F). The typhoon season continues and it is the month with the most tropical cyclones. Summer clothes such as T-shirts, shorts & skirts will do.Whitney Liao replied on 2013-01-23
Hi Patty, Hongkong is a shopping paradise. So anytime would be great. If you come in Aug., then summer clothes such as T-shirts & shorts would do.Whitney Liao replied on 2013-01-17
Hi Serge, In Hong Kong, Sam's Tailor is famous world-wide for its unquestioned reputation for quality and discretion - and a clientele seemingly culled from the pages of the International Who's Who.
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I updated this article on May 14, 2013
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