Hong Kong
Where East meets West
Hong Kong Weather

Hong Kong Weather



Hong Kong's position on the Southeast coast of China, near the Tropic of Cancer, has contributed significantly to its somewhat troubled weather.

The territory is located on the Northern fringe of the Tropic belt and has a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate, just short of being a tropical wet-and-dry climate.


Unlike countries in the tropics, Hong Kong's climate divides to fairly distinct seasons:


Winter lasts, roughly, from December to the end of February and is characterized by relatively cool weather. The sky is typically overcast and occasional cold fronts are experienced, although it may be sunnier earlier on in winter. Temperatures can be low by Hong Kong standards, varying from around 7°C-15°C on a colder day. Snow and frost, however, are very unlikely to form.

Rainfall is uncommon in this period of time. However, drizzles can be experienced.


From March to May, the chance of rainfall increases, and humidity is usually higher. However, it is still a fairly pleasant season and the rainfalls are normally not too heavy.


Summer lasts four months, roughly from the end of May until the end of September.


Temperature ranges between 26°C - 34°C with high humidity (often remaining over 60-70% during the day, and even higher at night). These are also the months of thunderstorms. A typical forecast for a summer day includes hot and sunny conditions, with isolated showers and thunderstorms, but sometimes heavy rain. Hong Kong may be hit by typhoons during summer and early autumn, but these events are not unknown in late spring either.


In October and November the weather is generally sunny, and less rainfall occurs compared to the summer months. They are often considered the most pleasant months because of mild to warm temperatures without the high humidity experienced in spring and summer.


The average annual precipitation is around 2,400 MM


The Weather chart : Temperatures (centigrade) and precipitation  


Winter (December-March)

March - May

Summer (End of May-End of September)


Average maximum temperature





Average minimum temperature





Average precipitation / rainfall

(per month

50 MM.

260 MM.

370 MM.

74 MM.

















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