Hong Kong has a sub-tropical climate with four distinct seasons. The following is some details on the weather conditions that can be expected while living in this busy city.
Summer (Late May to mid-September)
Summer times in Hong Kong are hot and humid with high rainfall, and it is during this season that typhoons and thunderstorms are most likely to affect the city. Temperatures range from 26 degrees to 33 degrees Celsius, with afternoon temperatures often exceeding 31degrees. This is the Season in which air-conditioning is a necessity and it is prudent to check if all air conditioning units is in working order when looking to rent or buy a property in Hong Kong. With the high temperatures and humidity averaging 86 percent air conditioning is a given in Hong Kong. Remember also to keep an Umbrella handy during these months, as more than half of the annual rainfall is experienced during this period, especially from the months of July to September.
Autumn (Late September to early December)
During the Autumn Season there is a welcome drop in temperature and humidity, ranging from 18 degrees to 28 degrees Celsius, and humidity of around 71 percent. These relatively short months present comfortable temperatures with clear skies and cool breezes. It is regarded as the most pleasant season in Hong Kong and the best time to visit, these months are the best to utilise a property with outdoor space, such as a terrace and rooftop. If you are interested in a property with these features, please don’t hesitate to enquire us directly about our listings that features a rooftop or terrace.
Winter (Mid-December to February)
The Winter Season is in great contrast to the Summers of Hong Kong, with cool cloudy weather and low humidity, temperatures range from 14 degrees to 20 degrees Celsius and a humidity of around 72 percent. The weather conditions can vary during these months with lows of even 10 degrees Celsius, to a sudden uncharacteristically fine and sunny day. Be sure to have decent heating while living in Hong Kong during these months, and also have a jacket at hand to be prepared in cases of the occasional chills.
Spring (March to Mid-May)
Spring is the season when the temperatures and humidity begin to rise in prelude to the impending Summer of Hong Kong. Temperatures range from 18 degrees to 27 degrees Celsius with a humidity of around 82 percent. Spring time weather can be unpredictable and temperatures can vary significantly during this season, be wary that accompanying the increase in temperatures, there is also an increase in the frequency of rain and fog.
Information on Climate provided by Home Net, Licensed Hong Kong Property Agency.