The best times to visit Hong Kong for ideal weather are
October 22nd to April 15th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Hong Kong Travel Guide
Weather in Hong Kong
Average temperatures in Hong Kong vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 46th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Hong Kong, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 90.7°F (32.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 79.6°F (26.4°C) at night.
Hong Kong Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Hong Kong Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Hong Kong Perceived Temperature (F)
Hong Kong Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Hong Kong Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Hong Kong are January, December, and then February. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late February and early March. For example, on the week of February 26th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid June with an average of 5 days of significant precipitation the week of June 11th.
When can you find snow in Hong Kong? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Hong Kong.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Hong Kong (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Hong Kong has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is December (57.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (76%).
Wind in Hong Kong is usually calm. The windiest month is June, followed by July and May. June’s average wind speed of around 5.3 knots (6.1 MPH or 9.7 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid July where average top sustained speeds reach 9.4 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Hong Kong.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||4.4||Light breeze||7.3||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||4.5||Light breeze||7.5||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||4.6||Light breeze||7.8||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||4.7||Light breeze||8||Gentle breeze|
|May||4.8||Light breeze||8.3||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||5.3||Light breeze||9.1||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||5.1||Light breeze||8.9||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||4.4||Light breeze||8.2||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||4.4||Light breeze||7.6||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||4.4||Light breeze||7.2||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||4.4||Light breeze||7.2||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||4.3||Light breeze||7||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Hong Kong?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Jan 18, 2018 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Hong Kong; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Hong Kong, Hong Kong is September, followed by October and April. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Hong Kong in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Hong Kong Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 86.2°F (30.1°C) and 67°F (19.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 11 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 11 to 14 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Hong Kong, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 88.5°F (31.4°C) and 72.4°F (22.4°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 9 days per month. Tourism is the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is somewhat cool this time of year in Hong Kong to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 70.3°F (21.3°C) and 63.7°F (17.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 3 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.