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Weather: Summer begins, with rainfall increasing greatly, and warm weather turning hot. About half of the month is rainy and wet, and May is also the start of the typhoon season. The average low and high temperatures are 24 °C (75 °F) and 31 °C (87 °F).
Clothing: Wear summer clothes, such as shorts, shirts, and skirts. Bring a thin sweater or cardigan to cope with the occasional cool day.
If you are a pollen allergy sufferer, be aware many flowers bloom in May in Hong Kong: glaucous climbing bauhinia, bleeding heart vine, flame tree, lotus, etc. If needed, please prepare a mask or take some medicine.
May is a great time to hit the beach in Hong Kong. Hong Kong has a variety of beaches. Repulse Bay Beach, with clean water and good public facilities, is one of Hong Kong's most popular free public beaches.
Learn more about Hong Kong's Top 10 Beaches.
If you prefer your fauna, you can go to Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Gardens.
It has extensive gardens and lots of flowers to see in May. You can walk around on the trails up the mountain in the northern part of Hong Kong, see the animals, and taste organic yummies at its organic farm.
In a warm summer night, it is enjoyable to catch a sampan ride around Aberdeen harbor. Aberdeen is a world-famous travel spot for its floating village and floating seafood restaurants.
You can get a close-up look at a fishing village and enjoy some fresh seafood or dim sum at Jumbo Floating Restaurant.
May is not a busy month, except the first week. A large number of tourists from mainland China go to Hong Kong during the Labor Day holiday around May 1st. The prices of rooms and flights rise significantly.
It is advisable to book in advance. Let us help you purchase your tickets and accommodations, and we might be able to find you a discount.