Hong Kong has a sub-tropical climate, being temperate for nearly half the year, with cool, dry winters and hot, humid summers.
Winter lasts from January to March with January and February more cloudy, with occasional cold fronts followed by dry northerly winds. It is not uncommon for temperatures to drop below 10°C in urban areas. February is the coldest month in Hong Kong, when the temperature averages 16°C. March and April are very pleasant however, there are occasional spells of high humidity, fog and drizzle can be particularly troublesome. May to August are hot and humid with occasional showers and thunderstorms, and the highest temperatures often exceed 31°C. July to September are the months during which Hong Kong is most likely to be affected by tropical cyclones.
The annual rainfall ranges from around 1300 millimetres to more than 3000 millimetres. About 80 percent of the rain falls between May and September. The wettest month is August, when rain occurs about four days out of seven and the average monthly rainfall at the Observatory is 391.4 millimetres. The driest month is January, when the monthly average is only 23.4 millimetres and rain falls only about six days a month.
Hong Kong, the Pearl of East and jewel of the Orient is famous for its gold and foreign exchange market, natural deep water harbour, commercial trade, toy manufacturing industry and film and service industries. Located in south China by the Guangdong province, Hong Kong is a bridge that connects east and west. Various religious groups such as Christian, Buddhist, Confucian, Taoist, and other religious groups all co-exist in harmony in Hong Kong. Ancient Chinese traditions such as the Dragon Boat Festival, Tomb-sweeping Day and Festival of Lanterns are celebrated and revered in Hong Kong. Famous scenic spots in Hong Kong include:
Victoria Peak -- The Peak is the highest point on the island, playing host to more than 6 million visitors each year. Not only is the view one of the most spectacular cityscapes in the world, it's also a good way to put Hong Kong and its layout into perspective
Aberdeen -- Aberdeen Bay remains the characteristic of a traditional fishing village in the 18s. The village still inhabits hundreds of fishing men. Here, you can tour around the bay by a sampan. Fishing boats ranging from the traditional Chinese sailing boat to the luxuriously furnished modern ship fill the bay.
Lantau Island -- The sparsely populated Lantau Island is twice the size of Hong Kong Island. Visitors can explore its hilly walking trails, enjoy its crowded beach and inhale the fresh air. The most crowded place of the island is Tai O Town in the southwest.
Repulse Bay -- Repulse Bay's beach is long and broad with clean water, fine sand, calm tide and gentle wave.
Hong Kong Ocean Park -- It is located on the south end of Hong Kong Island. With an area of 170 miles, it's one of the largest ocean parks in the world.
The Best Time to Travel: Hong Kong is an all-year-round destination. The most popular time to visit is from the middle of September to the end of February, when the weather is cooler. At its coolest (mid-December to February), the temperature may fall to 10℃ (50℉); at its warmest (late May to mid-September), it averages 28℃ (82℉) but may reach 33℃ (91℉).