Hong Kong Weather

Subtropical Hong Kong has four distinguishable seasons - warm and humid spring, hot and rainy summer, pleasant and sunny autumn, cool and dry winter.

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The ideal travel season is late autumn to early spring, from October to March when Hong Kong weather is relatively more pleasant.

The mild climate of Hong Kong makes it a year-round travel destination. However, there are tropical cyclones and occasional squally thunderstorms between May and November, and the typhoons in September. Should you happen to visit Hong Kong in the typhoon season, you should not venture out too far when the typhoon warning is level 3 or less, but stay indoors when it is higher. All shops and banks are closed when a level 8 typhoon warning is given.

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Hong Kong Climate - Seasons & Travel Advice

Belonging to oceanic subtropical monsoon climate, the city has an average annual temperature of 23 C (73 F). From May to November, it may be attacked by tropical cyclones of various strengths and occasional squally thunderstorms. The typhoon season  is possible in September.Hong Kong City View


Hong Kong weather in spring from March to mid-May tends to be warm and humid, accompanied by fog and drizzle. Sometimes air and ferry services are halted due to reduced visibility. The average temperature is 18 C (64 F) to 25 C (77 F). As it turns a little bit cold at night, travelers should take a light overcoat, a sweater as well as rainwear.


The weather of summer from late May to the mid-September is extremely hot and humid, with frequent thunderstorms and occasional typhoons. Average temperature is 28 C (82 F). The hottest is in July and August when the mean daytime temperature often exceeds 32 C (90 F). However, the Discount Season is also attractive, in addition to the aquatic activities in Ocean Park and Disneyland. Bring an umbrella, and light weight cotton shorts and dresses. Always pay attention to the weather forecast to avoiding being caught out by the rain.


Autumn in Hong Kong is of a cool and dry climate and with plenty of sunshine, from late September to the end of November. It's rather comfortable to stroll along the wide and charming Victoria Harbour or go on an excursion to Lamma Island or Lantau Island. At this time in the city, you may just wear short-sleeved shirts/T-shirts plus a thin overcoat to for wear during the cooler hours of darkness.


Dry and cool winter usually comes in December and ends in February, having an average temperature of 17 C (63 F). It’s an ideal time to do shopping, since most stores, malls and markets will make sales promotions to sell out-of-season clothes. The temperature then is changeable – when a cold front comes, the cold and dry north wind brings a sudden drop in temperature down to less than 10 C (50 F) suddenly, and the temperature may fall below zero in the northern New Territory and Tai Mo Shan area; when it clears, the temperature will again rise up to 20 C (68 F) or above. You need a wool sweater and heavy coat this time.

Hotels in the city are booked solid during April and October due to expositions and conventions. Horse races are usually held between September and the next June. Christmas sales attract many visitors; hotel prices skyrocket, especially at weekends. Make reservations at least one week in advance to avoid disappointment, while budget travelers are advised to stay away.

- Last updated on Apr. 20, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Hong Kong Weather
Asked by James Sterne from UNITED STATES | Aug. 05, 2019 14:14Reply
Hong Kong weather temperatures through the year are like what U.S. city?
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Answered by Eliza from USA | Aug. 08, 2019 19:08

Subtropical HK has four distinguishable seasons - warm and humid spring, hot and rainy summer, pleasant and sunny autumn, cool and dry winter. The ideal travel season is late autumn, from October to around Christmas time. You can think about it.
Answered by jim from USA | Aug. 12, 2019 19:01

would you know what city in the USA has comparable weather to HK in November? Thanks.
Answered by Eliza from USA | Aug. 13, 2019 20:35

Sorry, I don't know.
Answered by Mike from USA | Sep. 07, 2019 16:46

San Juan, PR, is maybe a bit warmer in winter but probably the closest proxy in USA
Asked by Archana from INDIA | Jul. 25, 2019 23:16Reply
Hi, im planning to visit hong kong on 17/9 -23/9. Is this the tyhoon period?
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Answered by Nance from USA | Jul. 29, 2019 19:58

Yes, that time will be in the typhoon season based on the previous weather statistics. It is suggested to change your travel time.Generally speaking, October to May next year will be the recommended travel time.
Asked by Linda Alias from MALAYSIA | Jul. 25, 2019 04:08Reply
Hi we will travel to hong kong in august 28. Is it safe? What should we wear?
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Answered by Colins from USA | Jul. 29, 2019 19:53

There will have high chances of typhoon based on the previous weather statistics. You should bring some breathable clothes, summer clothes and rain gears.
Asked by Cheryl from MALAYSIA | Jul. 07, 2019 09:20Reply
Hi, im planning to visit hong kong on 19/9 -23/9. Is this the tyhoon period?
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Answered by Pascal from FRANCE | Jul. 08, 2019 02:05

Generally, the typhoon period will pass at that time but you still need to pay close attention to the weather forecast before the trip.
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