Hong Kong – Essentials

The charm of Hong Kong is hard to explain, only when people visit for themselves can they feel and savor it.

Hong Kong has a subtropical monsoon climate, shared by Guangdong Province in China, with seasons of uneven lengths. Winter lasts from late November to the end of February and is characterized by little rain, dryness and coldness with an average temperature of between 15℃ and 20℃. When hit by a cold front, the temperature in the built up parts of the city can drop below 10℃, and the mountainous areas even lower. When spring arrives in March and April, the temperature in Hong Kong will generally rise to above 20℃, but the weather will become humid, rainy and foggy. Summer usually begins in May and ends in October. This period is characterized by heat, rain and typhoons, especially in July and August. The average temperature will be above 31℃, and sometimes reach 35℃ or more. The shortest season is autumn, which typically ranges from late October to late November, when the weather is fine and the temperature is pleasant. In case of typhoon signal No.8 or above, all flights will be cancelled and shops closed. Passengers can find the weather conditions of major scenic spots through, a Hong Kong tourist weather information website, or you can dial 1878 200 locally.

You can wear plain clothes in most places and restaurants in Hong Kong. However, due to cultural customs, some high-end places or bars may have additional requirements, such as no shorts or sandals. For specific requirements, please call the relevant places before arriving.

Currency: Hong Kong Dollar
Voltage and Frequency: 220 V, 50 Hz, the power plug type is of British origin
Emergency Services (police, fire, ambulance): 999
Police Hotline: +852 2527 7177
Customs and Excise Department 24-Hour Hotline: +852 2815 7711