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Weather: The weather is very pleasant with clear skies, constant warmth and more sunshine hours than September. The average low and high temperatures are 23 °C (73 °F) and 28 °C (82 °F).
Clothing: Bring summer clothes, and a light sweater for the coolest times.
If you are a pollen allergy sufferer, be aware many flowers bloom in October in Hong Kong: golden trumpet, flamingo-lily, orchid tree, periwinkle, purple azalea, etc. If needed, please take a mask or some medicine.
The Mid-Autumn Festival is the second biggest holiday in China. It's the 15th day of the eighth month of the Chinese lunar calendar. It occasionally falls near the October 1 National Day holidays and becomes a part of the "golden week" holidays.
You can not only taste various moon cakes, but also have a chance to see magical lantern exhibitions and carnivals. There are traditional stage shows, palm readings, game stalls, lantern riddle quizzes and many more. The grandest of all of these is held in Victoria Park on Hong Kong Island.
The fine and clear early fall weather is a fine time to go up Victoria Peak and walk around on the paths that wind around the crown of the mountain. Many people will find summer weather too warm and humid and the winter weather too foggy, grey, and cold on the peak (554 meters or 1,818 feet) for comfort.
In October, Hong Kong has a relative dry season with sunny dry weather and nice hiking and camping temperatures. The hikes on Lantau Island are the best in Hong Kong. This island is famous for well-laid hiking path, verdant country parkland, white beaches, traditional fishing village, and sea food, etc.
October is a peak tourist month in Hong Kong, especially if the Mid-Autumn Festival falls in it. October is one of the main conference months in Hong Kong, when hotels get filled up quickly and rates rise. It is recommended to book hotels as early as possible.
Both airline tickets and hotel rooms may be difficult to get during China's National Day (October 1st to 7th) or the Mid-Autumn Festival holidays.
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