Seasons in Hong Kong

Hong is a highly dynamic crossroads of Asia, which is also a gateway to mainland China. Special administrative region of Hong Kong people's Republic of China for more than a century and a half it combines the cultures of the West and the East. Hong Kong has always lived by his own laws, not noticing the arising of amazing paradoxes.

Hong Kong is a business centre, which, being a long time a British colony, demonstrated to the world of supernatural achievements in the field of Finance and trade, yet its roots go back deep into centuries-old Chinese traditions.


Hong Kong, the city is the star in the Asia Pacific region, located in the southern part of China, at the mouth of the river Duncan. The standard of living in Hong Kong today is one of the highest in Asia. Transferred to the jurisdiction of China since 1997, the British colony of Hong Kong has not changed his former principles and way of life, and the Chinese name of Hong Kong – Hong Kong – does not take root in everyday use. Little dragon, the so-called Hong Kong in Asia, it affects the abundance of the world's most beautiful skyscrapers, a scattering of flashing characters on countless signs, a continuous stream of cars, an inconceivable gathering of people on a tiny piece of land. It's amazing how you post so many interesting things in a small area. Here and the world's largest statue of the Buddha, and "Dancing dragon", is listed in the Guinness book of records. In Hong Kong there are no beaches, swim in the city pools, Hong Kong residents go to swim on nearby Islands. Hong Kong picks up a newly arrived tourist and turning it into a kaleidoscope of neon lights, beautiful parks, picturesque harbours, luxury hotels and superb shopping. On the streets of Hong Kong a great variety of boutiques, malls and galleries.

Hong Kong is one of the most unique places on the planet, the Mecca of world tourism, the place where the charms of Western civilization intertwined with a distinctive philosophy and culture of the East. To visit this incredibly beautiful and very interesting city everyone dreams, however not everyone knows how comfortable can it be to journey in a particular season.

Going to Hong Kong any time of the year,be sure to find out what the weather is waiting for you!

Despite the fact that in Hong Kong, as many seasons and how many we have, they are very different from the European average. So, for example, spring and autumn here, very short, summer lasts more than six months, and winter, according to the standard – about 3 months. However, this cold city does not bring, any season, and, by the standards of the people living in the middle latitudes, in Hong Kong, the whole year is relatively warm. The lowest recorded temperature was -4 degrees Celsius, however, in most cases, the elevation of the thermometer does not fall below 10.

Record-breaking heat, here also does not differ special severity.

The highest mark was registered in Hong Kong, the local Observatory in 1900 and was 36 degrees, and according to unofficial data, once reached, and 38. However, the average annual temperature varies between 15 and 30 degrees and is characterized by relative stability, making Hong Kong the perfect place to relax in almost any season.


Weather and Climate

Spring in Hong Kong

Spring in Hong Kong, represented by only two months – March and April. During this period, greatly increases the amount of precipitation up to 200 mm, and the air temperature warms up to 25 degrees Celsius. Traditionally, clear days more often in April, but in March the rains differ much shorter duration and intensity.

In the spring the climate is temperate.

In the spring, in Hong Kong, begins nicely-known flowering season, but because this time of year is the most favorable for visiting the local Botanical gardens and tourist outings. In addition, at the end of the second month, the lucky traveler can join in on the festivities noisy carnivals all through the Kong. This festival is dedicated, archaic goddess-the patroness of the seas, known as tin Hau.

The climate of the spring months

(Hong Kong)

March
Max average t°: +19 °C (66.2 °F)
Min average t°: +16 °C (60.8 °F)
Sundial in the day: 3 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 70 mm (2.7")
Water t°: +21 °C (69.8 °F)
April
Max average t°: +24 °C (75.2 °F)
Min average t°: +19 °C (66.2 °F)
Sundial in the day: 4 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 135 mm (5.3")
Water t°: +23 °C (73.4 °F)
May
Max average t°: +28 °C (82.4 °F)
Min average t°: +23 °C (73.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 13 days
Precipitation: 330 mm (13")
Water t°: +25 °C (77 °F)

Spring holidays

  • March 8 – international women's day;
  • 12 March – the day of plantations;
  • 1 may – labour day;
  • 4 may – youth day.

Summer in Hong Kong

The arrival of summer, the Kong begins to celebrate with the first days of may. At this time, the intensity of the rain gradually increased, and by mid-August, the precipitation reaches 450 mm. Together with the growing humidity in the summer rising and the average temperature. For example, in August, despite the abundance of rain, the thermometers can show more than 35 degrees Celsius, 80% humidity feels like tropical heat. However, really rainy month, can only be considered only August – may and July, tourists can enjoy many warm Sunny days with incredible comfort, you can spend on the beach.

Experts recommend in the summer to go to the resorts of Hong Kong

However, describing the summer in Hong Kong, in addition to heavy rains there was also raging in Southeast Asia typhoons. Despite the fact that these cyclones are often not subjected to Hong Kong their devastating consequences, are considered quite dangerous. As you may have guessed, reaches its peak at the beginning of August.

September and October, which in Hong Kong is considered to be a late summer – warm and fairly dry month. The weather at this time, almost always clear, and the intensity of rains, gradually eroding the amount of precipitation during October, rarely exceeds 150 mm. late summer is the best time for European tourists to visit Hong Kong. The air and water temperatures are about the same and range in the region of 25 degrees, what is the optimal weather condition for a beach holiday and for visiting the many local attractions and outings..

The climate of the summer months

(Hong Kong)

June
Max average t°: +29 °C (84.2 °F)
Min average t°: +26 °C (78.8 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 17 days
Precipitation: 480 mm (18.9")
Water t°: +27 °C (80.6 °F)
Jule
Max average t°: +31 °C (87.8 °F)
Min average t°: +26 °C (78.8 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 15 days
Precipitation: 235 mm (9.2")
Water t°: +29 °C (84.2 °F)
August
Max average t°: +31 °C (87.8 °F)
Min average t°: +26 °C (78.8 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 15 days
Precipitation: 415 mm (16.3")
Water t°: +28 °C (82.4 °F)


Summer holidays

  • 1 June – children's day;
  • 1 July – the Day of the founding of the Communist party of China ;
  • 1 August – Foundation Day of the national liberation army of China.

Autumn in Hong Kong

The only autumn month is November, has a small temperature reduction, and the almost complete lack of rain. The temperature in November prefers to be close to the mark of 23 degrees and the water temperature rarely drops below 20. November is the most beautiful month of the year, and therefore is suitable for long walks in local parks, cultural centers, and endless adoration for many of the local indescribable beauty.

Hong Kong almost the same in spring as in summer.

The climate of the autumn months

(Hong Kong)

September
Max average t°: +29 °C (84.2 °F)
Min average t°: +25°C (77 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 13 days
Precipitation: 365 mm (14.3")
Water t°: +28°C (82.4 °F)
October
Max average t°: +27 °C (80.6 °F)
Min average t°: +23 °C (73.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 5 days
Precipitation: 35 mm (1.4")
Water t°: +28 °C (82.4 °F)
November
Max average t°: +23 °C (73.4°F)
Min average t°: +18 °C (64.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 45 mm (1.8")
Water t°: +23 °C (73.4 °F)

Autumn holidays

The autumn festival in Hong Kong:

  • 10 September – teacher's Day;
  • 1-2 October – independence day of China.

Winter in Hong Kong

Also, quite a convenient time to visit Hong Kong is winter. Naturally, any comparison with the European experience it is not. The coldest month is considered to be January, but even then, the temperature rarely drops below+12, allowing Western tourists to feel relatively comfortable. Rains in winter are almost there, and all three months in the courtyard stands a beautiful Sunny weather.

Although there is almost no winter, this time of the year still to discover!

Travelers prefer to visit Hong Kong in winter, devoting most of his time study-trips, pilgrimage, and studying the pleasures of the local cuisine. At the end of January, is celebrated Chinese new year, therefore, at the beginning of February on restaurant menus a lot of new, incredibly delicious dishes. Closer to the beginning of spring greatly increased the frequency and intensity of rains.

The climate of the winter months

(Hong Kong)

December
Max average t°: +20 °C (68 °F)
Min average t°: +15 °C (59 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 17 mm (0.7")
Water t°: +21°C (69.8 °F)
January
Max average t°: +18 °C (64.4 °F)
Min average t°: +13 °C (55.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 30 mm (1.2")
Water t°: +19 °C (66.2 °F)
February
Max average t°: +17 °C (62.6 °F)
Min average t°: +13 °C (55.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 4 hours
Rainy days: 5 days
Precipitation: 60 mm (2.4")
Water t°: +19 °C (66.2 °F)

Winter holidays

1-2 January – New year's day.