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When to Visit Hong Kong

There is no specific “perfect time to enjoy Hong Kong’s attractions and recreational activities. Any month of the year brings its own brand of amusement, but of course, it would help to know how when Hong Kong experiences fair weather.

Hong Kong has a sub-tropical climate with four seasons. Between December to February, cool dry winters usually have average temperatures of 10 °C (50 °F), especially in urban sections of Hong Kong. Temperatures start to rise when spring comes, usually between March and May. Summer follows afterwards, bringing bright sunny skies though temperatures can rise up to 31 °C (88 °F).

The autumn months of September to November boast of more comfortable weather. Thus, with its fresh breezes and healthy dose of sunshine, autumn is considered the best time to visit Hong Kong.

Since Hong Kong is part of Asia, you may also do well to remember that Hong Kong is not spared from the typhoon season that besets the region from May to September. In case you are unlucky enough to be in Hong Kong when a typhoon occurs, one must remember the importance of heeding tropical cyclone warnings, especially during Typhoon Signal 8 when businesses and flights shut down.

Do not fear though, as your visit to Hong Kong will surely be a pleasant one, whatever the weather may be.

Events in Hong Kong may also dictate your visit schedule. If you plan to go on a shopping spree, avoid visiting during the Lunar New Year (late January to early February) when shopping malls and stores are closed. If you’re a Sports fan, especially of rugby, you will want to catch the games of Hong Kong Rugby Sevens, perhaps even join the rugby or soccer revelry in local pubs and bars.

You may also wish to consider being in Hong Kong during its remarkable Dragon Boat Festival, which is held annually on the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar, usually around early June. Dragon boat races are immensely popular around Hong Kong, with teams from all walks of life participating.