Hong Kong Weather September

Hong Kong weather varies from very mild winters to very humid summers.Hong Kong weather varies from very mild winters to very humid summers. (Photo: Images )

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Located on China’s southern coast, Hong Kong is a densely populated city of more than 7 million residents and an appealing tourism stop for people form all over the world. With a skyline that rivals the largest on the planet, Hong Kong is a city that has an abundance of activities available to tourists and locals, a rich culture and a climate that is welcoming all year long. The weather in Hong Kong varies, but it is generally a sub-tropical to temperate climate with four seasons.

Tropical Cyclones

One weather phenomenon that is no stranger to Hong Kong is the tropical cyclone. Known in the West as tropical storms, tropical cyclones often form in the Pacific Ocean and the South China Sea in the summer. Each season there are an average of 31 tropical cyclones in the north Pacific and the South China Sea. Most tropical cyclones affecting Hong Kong occur between July and September. If cyclones keep their distance it makes the weather in Hong Kong sunny and hot, but as they creep closer high winds and heavy rain is to be expected. Occasionally a tropical cyclone will strengthen and develop into a typhoon, the same type of storm known as a hurricane in the West.

Rainy Season

Hong Kong has an extended rainy season that lasts from May until September. During these months Hong Kong receives about 80 percent of its annual rainfall on average. Some area of Hong Kong receive as little as 51 inches of rain each year, while wetter places like Tai Mo Shan experience as much as 118 inches per year. The rainiest month is usually June with an average of 15.7 inches.

Mild Winters

Locals may tell you that the winters in Hong Kong are cold, but most people would not agree with the assessment. Hong King is a sub-tropical climate with very mild winters. Although considered cold for those who have lived their lives in the tropical heat, the lowest temperatures only reach about 50 degrees Fahrenheit, which is considered quite nice by most outsiders. In fact, many people enjoy visiting Hong Kong in November and December the most because of these cool and pleasant temperatures and an abundance of sunshine during late fall and the early sages of winter.

Hot, Humid Summer

In the summer Hong Kong sees considerable rainfall as well as sun. The days during the summers here are predictably hot and humid. High temperatures rarely climb higher than 90 degrees, but the humidity makes the heat index somewhat higher and the air feels thick and sticky. Cotton clothes and short sleeves are the clothing of choice during this time of year when humidity usually hovers around 86 percent.

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