Best time to go to Hong Kong for a perfect weather and where to go?
Find the perfect time to go to Hong Kong from average weather conditions in many locations like Hong Kong Island or Repulse Bay beach, on this page.
When is the best time to go to Hong Kong?
The city of Hong Kong, otherwise known as a destination for both leisure and business tourism, is particularly pleasant during the months of November and December. This period allows for the combination of freshness and sun, which is also perfect for shopping. The rest of the year, the climate is less forgiving as once the cool temperatures in January and February, the rain arrives and intensifies over the following months.
Overall however, the humidity is not deterrent enough to keep tourists away from coming to Hong Kong as they wish and that, at any time of year. Cultural events, sports events and traditional Chinese festivals follow one after another, but none are alike. Therefore, after the Chinese New Year which takes place in late January and early February, cultural discovery enthusiasts can choose to visit in June and attend the Dragon Boat festival or the Mid-Autumn Festival in August. In November, the Hong Kong International Cricket Sixes is an event not to be missed, promoting peak attendance
So, when is the best time to go to Hong Kong? Here's some more information to help you in your decision:
- In Hong Kong, the weather is good everywhere in January, February, October, November and December
- The best months to go to Hong Kong Island are January, February, April, October, November and December
- On average, the warmest months in Hong Kong Island are May, June, July, August, September and October
- The rainiest months in this city are June, July and August
- The cities with the best climate are Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, Tai Po, Cheung Chau, Lamma Island, Repulse Bay beach, Shek O Beach and Victoria Peak , with good weather at least 6 months a year
- The best months for swimming in Hong Kong Island are May, June, July, August, September and October
Annual weather in Hong Kong
For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Hong Kong for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:
|Month||Our opinion||View Details|
|April||74°F to 79°F||good weather*|
|June||85°F to 88°F||very bad weather*|
|July||85°F to 90°F||tolerable weather|
|August||85°F to 90°F||very bad weather*|
|November||70°F to 79°F||good weather|
Best time to travel to Hong Kong by cities
Climate and Weather in Hong Kong
Located near the Asian continent as well as near the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong enjoys a subtropical climate, offering distinct seasons and a particularly humid weather. The latter is pleasant most of the year, apart from the typhoon period from May to November.
Hong Kong in the Summer
As in many countries of Southeast Asia including Thailand and Malaysia, Hong Kong experiences hot summers that are sunny but particularly humid. It is not uncommon to see a few storms or other occasional rains darken the sky. If temperatures rarely exceed 30 or 31° C, the high humidity compromises for such by bringing stifling heat. The typhoon season is in full swing at this time of year.
Hong Kong in Winter
Due to its subtropical climate, Hong Kong experiences a much drier winter than summer. The weather is cool and cloudy and sometimes the Hong Kong climate is clouded by several cold fronts throughout this period.
Hong Kong in the Autumn
Autumn is probably one of the best seasons to discover Hong Kong. Unlike the summer when the heat is overwhelming, this fall season has a slight breeze that offers pleasant temperatures. In addition, the rate of sunshine is very highly visible during the fall months. Be careful though, because the typhoon season runs up until November, just as in Indonesia and Taiwan.
Hong Kong in the Spring
In the spring, Hong Kong gradually adorns its summer climate. Furthermore, temperatures and humidity rise gradually. Be careful as evenings are often still fresh and the typhoon season begins in late spring, in the month of May.
Temperatures and rainfall in Hong Kong
On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Hong Kong and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, Tai Po, Cheung Chau and Lamma Island, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.
Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Hong Kong
Find out when Hong Kong has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.
Tourist seasons in Hong Kong
The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August and September. The number of visitors to Hong Kong is high in: October, November and December.
- Very low season in Hong Kong: January, February, March, May, July and August.
- Low season in Hong Kong: April, June and September.
- High season in Hong Kong: November.
- Peak season in Hong Kong: October and December.
Figure: Visitor index for Hong Kong month by month
Where to go in Hong Kong?
This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).
|Hong Kong Island||68°F||70°F||74°F||77°F||85°F||86°F||88°F||88°F||88°F||83°F||77°F||70°F|
|Repulse Bay beach||68°F||70°F||74°F||77°F||85°F||86°F||88°F||88°F||88°F||83°F||77°F||70°F|
|Shek O Beach||68°F||70°F||74°F||77°F||85°F||86°F||88°F||88°F||88°F||83°F||77°F||70°F|
very bad weather
About Hong Kong
What can I do in Hong Kong?
Beaches / swimming
Nature and countryside
Culture and heritage
Crafts / shopping