July is the midsummer period in Hong Kong. The most sunshine occurs during this month and it’s generally very hot and humid with occasional showers and typhoons.
July is the hottest month in Hong Kong. During the daytime, the temperature often exceeds 30°C (86°F). There are periods of sunny days lasting for 1 to 2 weeks or even more in July. The average low and high temperatures are 24 °C (75 °F) and 34 °C (93 °F).
July is one of the wettest months in Hong Kong. There are about 17 rainy days and 376 mm (15 inches) of precipitation in Hong Kong in July. It rains a lot but it’s concentrated in heavy showers and thunderstorms, especially in the mornings.
What to Wear and Prepare in Hong Kong in July
Summer clothes are recommended: Summer clothes, such as a T-shirt and skirt, are suitable for the hot weather. You can enjoy traveling lightly in July.
Rainwear is helpful: As there are sunny and rainy days in July, an umbrella is helpful in both types of weather. A pair of sandals is useful on rainy days.
Prepare sun protection: Pack some sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and a light cape in advance or buy these items when you arrive.
Best Things to Do in Hong Kong in July
1. Enjoy Hong Kong Summer Fun Events
Every July and August, the Hong Kong Tourism Board hosts a series of events called Hong Kong Summer Fun, offering discounts on shopping, dining, accommodation, and attractions.
You can also enjoy music and amusement activities, or admire cultural exhibitions in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Some famous attractions also host summer themed activities:
2. Explore Aviaries and Botanical Gardens
If you prefer your fauna in a controlled environment, pay a visit to Hong Kong Park's aviaries and botanical gardens, or the Yuen Po Bird Garden for a Hong-Kong-style man and animal connection.
3. Go Hiking
Enjoy Hong Kong's beautiful natural scenery. Hiking trails wind all over the region, and during a hike you can visit both mountain peaks and secluded beaches.
Visiting Hong Kong in July: Important Travel Tips and Popular Tours
July is in the peak season.
Although typhoons cause some disadvantages, July is still a peak month for travel as it’s the summer holiday period for Chinese schools. If you are traveling with us, when your travel plan is interrupted, your guide and travel consultant can help you to rearrange your itinerary.
Check more traveling tips for Hong Kong’s typhoon season.
The prices for hotel rooms and flight tickets are usually higher than normal. You are recommended to book your tickets and hotels at least 1 month in advance.
Recommended Hong Kong Tours
- Half-Day Hong Kong Island Tour - including Victoria Peak with a one-way Peak Tram trip and Aberdeen with a sampan ride
- One-Day Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Tour - taking you to visit Po Lin Monastery and Tai O Fishing Village