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Macau Weather in October

Weather: October is one of the best months for a visit. It is when the warm and sunny season starts in Macau and Hong Kong. The monsoon season ends around the middle of October, and from then through December people can expect fine sunny days with low humidity and cool nights. It's ideal weather for tourists.

The average daily high temperature is a warm 27 °C (81 °F). However, on bright sunny days, all the sunlight reflecting off the glass and the hot pavement still often makes it feel hot. The average low temperature is a comfortable 22 °C (72 °F). For those coming from dark and cold northern latitudes, the sunny weather might be a real attraction of going to Macau in the fall.

The month gets about 117 mm of rain, and it rains about 7 days in October. Typhoons are rare, and there is almost no bad weather in this month. A day of strong winds generally marks the end of monsoon season and the start of the good weather. You'll likely feel mild and comfortable most of the time, but the city sometimes gets a lot of smog from the north.

Clothing: Summer clothing is enough during the day. Bring a long-sleeve shirt, long skirt, or pants to stay warm in the evenings, when it rains, or when it is windy. Sunglasses and hats might prove a relief from the bright sun and all the reflecting glass.

Things to Do

Mainland Chinese come in large numbers around the October 1st Chinese National Day during which many people are on a week-long holiday and during the Mid-Autumn Festival if it falls in the month. Swimming is not recommended because the water is a bit cool.

The Mid-Autumn Festival: The annual holiday is the second biggest traditional Chinese festival. It usually falls in September, but occasionally the public holiday is in early October. If you are there at this time, you can join the festivities in the shopping streets and city parks.

Moon cakes featuring the fruits and nuts of the season are the favorite festival food. A highlight in the city of Macau is the annual fireworks display. It is a grand spectacle.

Another highlight is the lighting of lanterns. In Macau, the traditional spots for lighting lanterns are the Praia Grande, Black Sand Beach and Cheoc-Van Beach. People leave their lanterns floating on the water and watch them float away.

Hong Kong Mid-Autumn Fest

Go to the Hong Kong Mid-Autumn Fest: Hong Kong is only an hour away by fast ferry, and it is an alternative place to see the festival highlights and enjoy the city's restaurants and shopping.

See the Ruins of St. Paul's Cathedral: This is a historical attraction to see for a quick break and excursion. It is a facade that is 27 meters high and almost 400 years old, and it is what remains of a cathedral. It was built by Japanese craftsmen, and many tourists find it fascinating

October is a peak travel month.

The travel for the October 1 National Day holidays and the crush during the Mid-Autumn Festival (if it falls in October) add to the crunch. Book in advance since hotel rooms, flights and train tickets are difficult to reserve. Book your tour in advance if you plan to travel. We'll arrange the tickets and do our best to ensure that you have a great experience.

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Macau Average Daily Temperatures Based on Historical Data

Date Average High Average Low
October   1 84 °F 28.89 °C 76 °F 24.44 °C
October   2 84 °F 28.89 °C 76 °F 24.44 °C
October   3 84 °F 28.89 °C 75 °F 23.89 °C
October   4 84 °F 28.89 °C 75 °F 23.89 °C
October   5 84 °F 28.89 °C 75 °F 23.89 °C
October   6 83 °F 28.33 °C 75 °F 23.89 °C
October   7 83 °F 28.33 °C 75 °F 23.89 °C
October   8 83 °F 28.33 °C 75 °F 23.89 °C
October   9 83 °F 28.33 °C 74 °F 23.33 °C
October   10 83 °F 28.33 °C 74 °F 23.33 °C
October   11 83 °F 28.33 °C 74 °F 23.33 °C
October   12 83 °F 28.33 °C 74 °F 23.33 °C
October   13 82 °F 27.78 °C 74 °F 23.33 °C
October   14 82 °F 27.78 °C 73 °F 22.78 °C
October   15 82 °F 27.78 °C 73 °F 22.78 °C
October   16 82 °F 27.78 °C 73 °F 22.78 °C
October   17 82 °F 27.78 °C 73 °F 22.78 °C
October   18 82 °F 27.78 °C 73 °F 22.78 °C
October   19 81 °F 27.22 °C 72 °F 22.22 °C
October   20 81 °F 27.22 °C 72 °F 22.22 °C
October   21 81 °F 27.22 °C 72 °F 22.22 °C
October   22 81 °F 27.22 °C 72 °F 22.22 °C
October   23 81 °F 27.22 °C 71 °F 21.67 °C
October   24 81 °F 27.22 °C 71 °F 21.67 °C
October   25 80 °F 26.67 °C 71 °F 21.67 °C
October   26 80 °F 26.67 °C 71 °F 21.67 °C
October   27 80 °F 26.67 °C 71 °F 21.67 °C
October   28 80 °F 26.67 °C 70 °F 21.11 °C
October   29 80 °F 26.67 °C 70 °F 21.11 °C
October   30 79 °F 26.11 °C 70 °F 21.11 °C
October   31 79 °F 26.11 °C 70 °F 21.11 °C

Macau Climate Information by Month