Hong Kong weather

Our guide to the weather in Hong Kong during May


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We've looked at the most up-to-date weather data for Hong Kong, covering the last 12 years up to 2022, plus we've asked our team of travel bloggers for their first-hand experiences in order to answer the most frequently asked questions about Hong Kong weather in May.

How warm is it in Hong Kong during May?

The temperature is extremely stable in May with average highs of 28℃ and lows just 4℃ lower at 25℃. Of course, the high humidity will make it feel even hotter. The UV index will be high at this time of year, so protection against skin and eye damage is needed. Try to limit exposure between 10am and 4pm. Apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every few hours, even if it's cloudy, or more frequently after sweating or swimming, and wear UV-blocking sunglasses too, and bear in mind that bright surfaces, such as sand and water increase UV exposure.

Does it rain in Hong Kong during May?

On average, there will be 22 rainy days during the month, amounting to 162.6mm in total. That's a significant amount of rain. For comparison, the wettest months in the UK typically sees between 80mm and 100mm, depending on where you are. Due to the high temperature and humidity, you might expect lots of thunderstorms, however they're actually fairly infrequent at this time of year. On average, May will see just 6 days that produce a storm.

Hong Kong Blog posts

From the UK's most popular travel bloggers


11th March 2021 by PommieTravels

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12th February 2021 by Andy

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1st December 2020 by PommieTravels

Things to know before visiting Hong Kong

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1st June 2020 by PommieTravels

Beaches in Hong Kong

What to do in Hong Kong on a hot summer’s day? If you ask locals, a trip to the beach might be the answer you get. The reason is based on a process of elimination. There are no large water parks or entertainment facilities in Hong Kong. The swimming pools opening hours are often short. Private pools are uncommon. Because of that, Public beaches become the best way to escape the summer heat....


27th April 2021 by Inside the Travel Lab

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15th March 2021 by Andy

The 5 tallest glass skyscrapers in the world

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