Climate and Average Weather in Hong Kong

Located in southeastern China, Hong Kong has a humid subtropical climate. Summers (between June and September) are quite hot and wet. You may witness typhoons during this time, which can turn into floods and landslides. In contrast to summer, fall is mild and very sunny, especially in November-December, when the temperature fluctuates between 21 and 24 degrees Celsius (69.8 °F - 75.2 °F).

Winters are mild. It rarely snows, but it can be gloomy and cloudy in February. Spring is also cloudy in Hong Kong. To enjoy the warm and sunny Hong Kong, it would be good to visit it in fall, when many sunny days are ahead to enjoy.

What is the coldest month in Hong Kong?
The coldest month in Hong Kong is January. The average maximum daytime temperature lies around 18.6°C (65.48°F). Sometimes the temperature goes below 16°C (50° F), and in some high areas, it reaches 0°C (32°F). This is also the driest month. Though the precipitation level is the lowest in January, the sunny days are for the lucky ones. Mostly you will find cloudy and dark sky in this month of the year.

What is Hong Kong’s hottest month?
July is the hottest month in Hong Kong. The temperature differs between 27°C and 32°C (81°F - 89°F). Not only is it hot in July but also very humid. It is one of the humid months of the year in Hong Kong. The average humidity is 81%. Rainfall and floods are part of this crazy month. Nearly 17 days of the month rains and sometimes is so heavy that it causes flooding. Typhoons do occur in July as well. If you like comfort and safety, you may take your time and visit Hong Kong two months later. Anyway, it is a matter of preference. July does welcome the rain lovers!

Interested in more detailed Weather and Climate information?
Please select the city below you wish to travel to, or the one closest to your destination. Each selected city will show you the following graphs:
1. Average minimum and maximum temperature over the year
2. Average monthly precipitation over the year (rainfall, snow)
3. Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year
On certain pages we also offer other historical weather data like humidity, wind speed and water temperature.

Places in Hong Kong

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