Winter weather in Hong Kong (Mid-December - February) is noticeably cooler than the city's other seasons but is nevertheless mild. Snow is unheard of in Hong Kong and frost occurs only one once or twice a year. Crisp, clear days, with little rain, do make winter a viable time to visit Hong Kong and much more enjoyable than the hot and sticky summers.
Sweaters will be needed for most days and a light jacket or coat for evenings. Seemingly the locals don't notice that it isn't really winter outside and will wrap themselves up like Polar Bears regardless. Ignore them; gloves and scarves are only needed by those who plan to stand in the freezer section of the supermarket for the duration of their holiday.
Average Temp and Rainfall
Temperatures never plummet to the bone chilling and you can expect 17C or (63F). Rainfall is reasonably uncommon in winter, averaging 30-40mm, and whole weeks can be effectively water free. We have an article on What to Do in Hong Kong When It Rains but it's unlikely you'll even need to reach for your umbrella.
Humidity between December and February ranges from an average of 74% rising to 82%. This is one of the best times to visit Hong Kong with discomfort level from humidity low. if you want to find out more about the humidity, check out our Average Hong Kong Humidity article, which breaks down the numbers month by month and explains the ratings.
Month by Month Links
Find out exactly what to expect from the winter weather with our month by month guide, including advice and average temperature and rainfall. This can be helpful in planning exactly what you need to pack and in planning your activities.