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Best time to visit Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Our verdict

The best time to visit Hong Kong is October-December

Want to know when to travel to Hong Kong? Based on criteria such as the weather, cost of flights and hotels, and peak travel periods, October-December is the best time to go to Hong Kong. Don’t just take our word for it though… We’ve put together loads of information below to help you decide, such as a monthly breakdown of the weather, what to pack, when to fly, and much more.

The warmest month of the year in Hong Kong is August, where the average temperature gets to around 30℃ (87℉), but temperatures can reach as high as 32℃ (89℉) on the hottest days in summer. In the winter, temperatures can get down to 12℃ (53℉) around January.

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Hong Kong when the days are longest, you should visit in July. The wet season in Hong Kong falls around August, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in December instead.

Keep reading to find all the info you need (and none of the stuff you don’t) about the best times to go to Hong Kong. By the time you get to the bottom, you’ll be ready to start booking your trip.

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

December

Most daylight

July

Hong Kong seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Hong Kong as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Hong Kong is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Hong Kong

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Hong Kong for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Hong Kong climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Hong Kong for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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FEB
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JUN
JUL
AUG
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OCT
NOV
DEC

Hong Kong in January

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Hong Kong in January, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Hong Kong in February

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 15 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Hong Kong in February, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Hong Kong in March

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 44mm (2") over 18 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Hong Kong in March, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Hong Kong in April

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 86mm (3") over 18 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Hong Kong in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Hong Kong in May

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 171mm (7") over 23 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Hong Kong in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Hong Kong in June

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 198mm (8") over 25 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Hong Kong in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Hong Kong in July

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 197mm (8") over 27 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Hong Kong in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Hong Kong in August

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 215mm (8") over 25 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Hong Kong in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Hong Kong in September

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 155mm (6") over 23 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Hong Kong in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.

Hong Kong in October

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 72mm (3") over 14 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Hong Kong in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Hong Kong in November

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 36mm (1") over 12 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Hong Kong in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Hong Kong in December

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Hong Kong in December, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Hong Kong is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 30℃ (87℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Hong Kong is generally around December. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in December first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Hong Kong is generally around August, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of August too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Hong Kong, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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