Hong Kong in June is hot with high humidity. The average low and high temperatures are 23 °C (73 °F) and 34 °C (93 °F). There are occasional downpours of rain and there are more typhoons. You need some luck to have a sunny day during June.
Due to the rain and being part of the typhoon season, you may need more preparation when visiting Hong Kong in June. Read on to find out what the weather is like in June and for tips on what to notice.
June Weather Conditions in Hong Kong
Rain and Humidity
June is the wettest month in Hong Kong. The average precipitation is a huge 456 mm (18 inches) with about 18 days of rain throughout the month.
The chance of a typhoon is 30% or less. However, you don't need to worry too much because Hong Kong is well prepared for typhoons. There is a complete warning system in Hong Kong, and the buildings can withstand strong typhoons.
Your itinerary might be disrupted by typhoons. Your guide and travel consultant can help you to manage your tour.
Check more traveling tips for Hong Kong's typhoon season.
Sunshine and High Temperatures
Sunshine is strong in June, so ultraviolet radiation is high. On sunny days, sun protection should be used, such as sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.
As the weather is hot and wet, the possibility of getting heatstroke rises. You are recommended to drink more water and try to avoid direct sunlight.
Be aware that many flowers bloom in June in Hong Kong including the African lily, Chinese quinine, Chinese hibiscus, Pavetta, and moth orchid. If needed, please prepare a mask or take some medicine.
What to Wear and Prepare in Hong Kong in June
Light summer clothes are suggested: It's time to enjoy traveling light! Summer clothes, such as T-shirts, shorts, and skirts, are very suitable for the weather. As there is high rainfall and humidity, sandals are more comfortable than shoes.
Sun protection items: sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, light breathable clothes
An umbrella can protect you from the rain as well as the sunshine.
All of the items mentioned above can be easily purchased in Hong Kong.
Best Things to Do in Hong Kong in June
During the summer months, hiking in the mountains or shopping in a market street are good options. During inclement weather, the fine museums are places to go.
Visit the Science Museum
The Science Museum is mainly a children's museum though adults enjoy the exhibits as well. It is next to the History Museum, so both can be visited on the same trip. On Wednesdays, entrance to both museums is free. There are generally lines and crowds of children on Wednesdays.
There are more interesting museums in Hong Kong, See the top 10 museums in Hong Kong.
Hang out at Temple Street
Temple Street night market is a great place to hang out in the evenings. There are a variety of souvenir and low-cost products to choose from, and the street is easily accessible. You can dine outside in the street during the evenings. The food is economical by Hong Kong standards.
Other street markets in Hong Kong are also worth a visit.
Hit the Beach in Repulse Bay
If you are lucky enough to encounter a sunny day, why not visit Repulse Bay?
Repulse Bay Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Hong Kong. It is located near the city center and is clean, comfortable, and has good facilities.
In June, the seawater temperature is about 28.5°C (83°F), which is warm enough for a swim. You can also sunbathe or just enjoy some relaxation time.
Visiting other beaches is a good option - see the top 10 beaches in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Events and Festivals in June
The Dragon Boat Festival (端午節)
The Dragon Boat Festival falls on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month (generally in June).
This is a traditional festival originating from a time when dragons were worshiped and as a day to remember Qu Yuan - a loyal officer who lived about 2,000 years ago. Nowadays, people host dragon boat races, eat glutinous rice dumplings called zongzi, or swim in rivers to celebrate the festival.
In Hong Kong, people enjoy a 3-day Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival. You can watch the Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races in Victoria Harbor and cheer the athletes. You may also join the parties, enjoy beer and snacks, play folk games, and watch performances.
Note: The date of the festival changes in different years and you can confirm the actual date when planning your tour.
Visiting Hong Kong in June: Important Travel Tips and Popular Tours
June is in the low season.
June is a low season travel month for HK. The weather is not pleasant, but the prices of hotels and flights are attractive. However, the Dragon Boat Festival draws the attention of hundreds of tourists every year. It is advisable to book in advance if you plan to visit during the festival.
Recommended Hong Kong Tours
- Half-Day Hong Kong Island Tour: You will ride a tram to Victoria Peak and take a sampan to explore a floating fishing village at Aberdeen.
- One-Day Lantau Island and Giant Buddha Tour: Our experienced guide will escort you to explore a fishing village and Po Lin Monastery.