Hong Kong City Climate & Weather

Hong Kong City Climate and Weather

Hong Kong's climate is seasonal due to the alternating wind directions between winter and summer. Therefore the climate of Hong Kong is subtropical for half of the year and temperate for the rest, with hot, humid summers and cool, dry winters. Winter lasts from January to March, the coldest month being February, when the temperature averages 57°F (14°C) and the city gets cooled by strong, cold winds that blow in from the north. In summer the wind blows from the south, bringing in warm, humid air and a rainy season that extends from spring through summer. Temperatures in summer climb to a maximum of around 82°F (28°C) and Typhoons are possible during both the spring and autumn months.

Hong Kong is a little too hot and humid in the peak summer months to be comfortable, and winter can be too chilly, but in late spring or the autumn months the temperature is just right, making it the best time to visit Hong Kong. Two of the best months to visit the city are therefore May and September. During Chinese New Year many restaurants and shops will be closed, so it is wise to check the date for this event when planning a holiday to Hong Kong. As there are so many famous festivals and events in the city many visitors plan their trips around the Hong Kong events calendar.

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