Hong Kong Enjoys a Sub-tropical climate due to it’s location on the northern edge of the tropic of Cancer. An arctic wind from northeast blows through in winter and in the summer monsoons from southwest bring in humid tropical air. Typical weather to be expected is:
The weather is a typically springtime, with unpredictable weather and a wide range of temperatures. This is the rainy season and temperatures start to rise, humidity increases. Temperatures typically range between 20-30 degrees Celsius.
This is summertime: hot and humid, high rainfall, sunny with occasional cloudbursts, typhoon season, temperature rarely over 35 degrees Celsius and humidity seldom below 75 percent. Temperatures generally range from 25-35 degrees Celsius.
The temperature drops and the weather becomes less humid. Dry monsoon begins and brings about three months of warm days and clear blue skies. A gray day is unusual and evening and nights are cool, with low humidity. This is a good time to visit and to be outdoors. Typically, temperatures range between 18-26 degrees Celsius.
Cool, with some fog and rain, temperature will fluctuate, sometimes cool. The weather and temperature changes from day to day, overcast and cold one day to bright and sunny the next. Expect temperatures from 10-25 degrees Celsius.
Typhoons (Typhoon Season Is May To November)
Typhoon Warning 1 – Standby
Hoisted when a tropical cyclone is within a radius of 400 nautical miles of Hong Kong. Most activities and work continue as usual until there is an increase in the signal warning.
Typhoon Warning 3 – Strong Winds
Strong winds 41 – 62 km/h (26-37 mp/h) are expected or blowing generally in Hong Kong near the sea level, and the wind condition is expected to persist. Most activities and work continue as usual until there is an increase in the signal warning
Typhoon Warning 8
Signal 8 is hoisted when the typhoon is close to hitting Hong Kong. Gale or storm force winds 63 – 117 km/h (38-73 mp/h) are expected or blowing generally in Hong Kong near the sea level and the wind condition is expected to persist. Once Signal 8 is hoisted, schools and offices close and almost all public transportation will be suspended.