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When is the best time to visit Hong Kong?

Thursday, February 17th, 2011
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Hong Kong

Plan your Hong Kong tour? As a cosmopolitan city for shopping and leisure, Hong Kong, the Oriental Pearl, is busy all year round. Hong Kong has a subtropical climate with distinct seasons, characterized by humid spring, hot summer, cool fall and warm winter. Typhoon season is May to November. Summer is the rainy season.

When planning a trip to Hong Kong, one of the frequently asked questions likely to tantalize you is “When is the best time to visit Hong Kong?” If not putting the weather into a consideration, Hong Kong is an all-year-round destination. People have their own favorite time or seasons to plan Hong Kong tours, speeding the flow of visitors and keeping the prices relatively high. Check out below to have some information on each season:

Hong Kong in Spring
Spring in Hong Kong lasts from March to mid-May, which brings warmer and more humid weather. Temperature and humidity are rising, accompanied by fog and drizzle fairly common. Spring is the cloudiest time of the year in Hong Kong. Evenings can be cool.

Hong Kong in Summer
Summer in Hong Kong is hot, humid and sunny, with occasional showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures usually exceed 30°C during the day. It is extremely hot in summer of Hong Kong. Hong Kong is frequently hit by typhoons in summer. Don’t go out when the signal is higher than 3. August has the highest average rainfall of any month.

If you choose to visit Hong Kong in summer, remember to bring an umbrella with you whenever you go out. You can go to the Disneyland or Ocean Park or other indoor attractions.

Hong Kong in Autumn
Many people regard these as the best months of the year to visit Hong Kong. Autumn in Hong Kong lasts from September to November. There are pleasant breezes and plenty of sunshine in the fall. In autumn, travelers can ramble over the broad and beautiful Victoria Harbour, or hike to the Lamma Island in a fresh light breeze and to enjoy pleasing life.

Hong Kong in Winter
Winter in Hong Kong is cool, dry and cloudy, with occasional cold fronts. January and February are the coldest months. The temperature can drop below 10°C in urban areas. You’ll need a jacket during this time. Many major attractions in Hong Kong are open all year round. There will be many people in Hong Kong in Christmas Day.

Hong Kong gets very crowded and busy during school vacation and public holidays. You are kindly advised to skip over the hot holidays when you plan your Hong Kong Tours:

New Year’ Day ( 1st Jan, three-day holiday )
Chinese New Year ( later Jan and early Feb )

Mid-Autumn festival ( Aug-Sept, 3-day holiday )
May Day ( 1st May, three-day holiday)
National Day (1st Oct, week-long holiday)

Any questions, just drop a line.