Weather: February is overall a mild and dry month. Temperatures dipping below 10 °C (50 °F) are considered very cold in Hong Kong. Though there are light drizzles, rain is rarely heavy. The average low and high temperatures are 14 °C (57 °F) and 19 °C (66 °F). It’s a pleasant month for visiting Hong Kong for thepursuit of outdoor activities. Not surprisingly then, heading for the hills andhiking trails is to be recommended.
Clothing: Generally a shirt and sweater is enough, though you should bring a light coat for if it cools down in the evenings. Bring a light windproof/waterproof to keep warm on the hills.
If you are a pollen allergy sufferer, be aware many flowers bloom in February in Hong Kong: camellia, canna, pinkball, Chinese ixora, Taiwan cherry, marigold, etc. If needed, please prepare a mask or medicine.
The Spring Festival is usually in February. The traditional holiday runs for about two weeks. It is the greatest and longest holiday festival in Hong Kong.
During the festival, usually there is a big International Chinese New Year's Parade in the streets of Tsim Sha Tsui, an impressive fireworks display over Victoria Harbor, and Chinese New Year horse races at racecourses.
The Lantern Festival marks the end of the Chinese New Year celebrations and the beginning of spring. Lanterns are lit and hung from trees in public parks, beaches and throughout urban areas.
An extensive exhibition of lanterns takes place at the HK Cultural Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui every year. The Spring Lantern carnival is also held at the Centre. It consists of a series of events and performances by different guest groups.
February is a pleasant month for the pursuit of outdoor activities. Heading for the hills and hiking trails is recommended.
Dragon's Back is a famous Hong Kong hike just minutes from some of the most densely populated places on earth and was voted by Time Magazine in 2004 as the best urban hike in Asia. Vantage points along the hike offer splendid vistas of fishing villages, secluded bays and uninhabited islands stranded in the turquoise waters of the South China Sea.
Learn more about Hong Kong Island hiking.
February is a busy month in Hong Kong. Though the Chinese New Year rush doesn't affect Hong Kong as badly as mainland China, Hong Kong will still be very busy as most people will be on holiday. Hong Kong hotel rates also jump up since mainland tourists flock in during the Chinese New Year rush. You are recommended to book your hotel in advance.