What's the Weather like in Hong Kong in February
Hong Kong starts to warm up in February with the coldest temperatures behind in January, but it can still get chilly. Average temperatures still have a fairly small range, much like January. The average temperature for the month is 18°C. Daytime averages are near 20°C while nighttime temperatures fall to near 15°C.
The temperature is fairly constant throughout the month; lows on February 1st average 14°C while lows at the end of the month only increase to 16°C.
Chances of rain start to increase in February, almost double that of the probability of rain in January. February averages nine rainy days throughout the month, with rainfall totals of approximately 33mm. There have been instances, however, when rainfall exceeded 126mm in February. You still won't need to pack your heavy raingear yet, though it's a small possibility.
It hasn't snowed in Hong Kong since 1975.
February in Hong Kong is characterized by increasing cloud cover. There are on average only four hours of sunshine in Hong Kong in February, the lowest of the year. That number doesn't start to pick up again until May. Skies are mostly cloudy or overcast 37% of the time in February, with cloud cover increasing as the month progresses.
"Daytime" still lasts close to 12 hours by the end of the month.
Humidity levels start to rapidly increase throughout February, averaging 80% relative humidity during the month. The increase does start to level off towards the end of the month, and relative humidity doesn't increase very much after that until the end of summer.
February is still much more comfortable than July and August because of the cooler temperatures, so it won't feel as muggy.
Wind speeds don't fluctuate much throughout February, averaging 5.3m/s. Winds are predominantly out of the east, with some variances north of east and, rarely, south of east.
If you don't mind the cloudy skies, February is still a great time to visit Hong Kong with the cooler temperatures and fairly dry skies. Always be sure to check the weather first. But as a general rule, you'll be safe with long pants and a long-sleeve shirt, and a light coat for nighttime outings. It wouldn't be a bad idea to bring an umbrella or light raincoat either.
Hong Kong Hotels in February
The pricey five-star Kowloon Shangri-La boasts a perfect location right on Victoria Harbor. The Mass Transit Railway is just steps away from the hotel, and both the Airport Express station and the enjoyable Star Ferry are only slightly further. The hotel features 688 modern guest rooms with sizeable windows, flatscreen TVs, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Harbor-facing rooms have phenomenal views that make the price worth it. There are five award-winning bars and restaurants within the hotel, including one Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant and a daily breakfast buffet. If you're looking for some dining variety, there are plenty of options close to the Shangri-La.
Disney Hollywood Hotel
The four-star Disney Hollywood Hotel makes a great base from which to explore Hong Kong Disneyland. The hotel grounds, located on Lantau Island, recreate the Hollywood of the 1940s and is fun for the whole family. There are 600 rooms at this property, some of which are themed. And the views are great too, offering park views, garden views, and ocean views. Other amenities include a swimming pool, complimentary Wi-Fi, and business center. The international buffet is also highly reviewed. Discounted theme park tickets are available to hotel guests.
The Camlux Hotel is a lot friendlier to travelers on a budget, and it has earned some amazing reviews. This boutique hotel is actually a refurbished factory in Kowloon Bay, now containing 185 large, comfortable rooms. Hotel décor references the history of the building. The Camlux is within walking distance of the Kowloon Bay MTR station and next to the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal. Other amenities include free Wi-Fi, an airport shuttle, gym, and laundry. There is one restaurant on-site with a number of amazing dining options within a couple of blocks.
Langham Hong Kong
The attractively-priced five-star Langham Hong Kong is modeled after European-style resorts. This swanky hotel is right in the middle of the Tsim Sha Tsui district, surrounded by the Harbor City megamall and other boutique shops. The 498 rooms are all equipped with the most modern accommodations and feature enormous windows for taking in the views. The hotel is home to multiple restaurants and lounges, including the award-winning T'ang Court restaurant. The MTR station is right outside the hotel, and Victoria Harbor and the Star Ferry aren't much further. A rooftop wellness center is equipped with an outdoor pool, fitness center, and treatment rooms.
Bars and Restaurants
This eclectic restaurant is one of Hong Kong's most popular. Komune specializes in South American cuisine infused with Asian traditions. Breakfast is served all day, but they also have amazing lunch and dinner options. The cozy patio is the place to be while you're enjoying their unique dishes. Their menu features organic, vegan-friendly, and vegetarian options, as well as food for the kids. Only interested in drinks? Komune has an ample bar with happy hour food as well. Komune is open every day from 6:30AM until 11PM and is located near Ocean Park.
Man Wah Mandarin Oriental
For fine Asian dining you won't want to miss Man Wah Mandarin Oriental. You may want to come here just to admire the décor and the panoramic city views. But Man Wah is also a Michelin-starred restaurant, and their chef will serve up some of the best Cantonese dishes you've ever had. Man Wah is in Central Hong Kong, 100 meters from Central MTR station. Dinner hours are from 6:30PM until 10PM, and their acclaimed dim sum is also served from 12PM-2:30PM Monday through Friday, and 11:30AM-3PM Saturday and Sunday. Please note that they request guests refrain from wearing shorts, and only children age 6 and above are welcome Monday through Friday.
The Scarlett Café European-style bar is located in the Tsim Sha Tsui district. Dishes are mostly French, and the desserts are well-known throughout Hong Kong. The warm, trendy atmosphere is a fun place to be for their wine and cheese samplings; the wine selection is very broad and the charcuterie plates are mouth-watering. The menu is also vegan-friendly. The Scarlette Café serves lunch and dinner from 3PM-1AM Monday through Friday and adds brunch from 11AM-1AM Saturday and Sunday.
Mr & Mrs Fox
Mr. & Mrs. Fox is a cozy, casual bar and restaurant in Quarry Bay. Three different floors each have a slightly different feel from the others to suit your mood that day. The large bar is on the bottom floor and serves up some of the best hand-crafted cocktails in the neighborhood. Meanwhile, the upstairs levels offer an exquisite menu using only premium ingredients with an American and European influence. They're most known for their steaks, and there are vegetarian and gluten-free options. Mr. & Mrs. Fox opens for lunch at noon Monday through Friday and at 11AM on weekends. They close at midnight on weekends and at 11PM Sunday through Thursday.
Things to do in Hong Kong in February
Chinese New Year
The Chinese Lunar New Year typically falls between mid-January to mid-February, and if you're in Hong Kong during this ancient festival you'll never forget it. Hong Kong definitely puts their own unique, colorful spin on this exciting tradition. The entire city participates, including the museums, racetrack, temples, and restaurants. Performers entertain crowds around the clock and you're never out of sight of a food & beer stall. You'll witness a parade unlike any other you've ever seen and be treated to one of the premier fireworks displays over the harbor. Expect a large crowd and higher than normal hotel rates.
Victoria Peak Tower
Be sure to take in the views from Victoria Peak before the hazy summer air starts to settle in. The best way to get to the top of Victoria Peak is on the tram Hong Kong's oldest method of mass transit. Once at the top, enjoy the panoramic views from Victoria Peak Tower. If you plan to do this activity on the weekends, plan for plenty of time for the queue. Close to 17,000 visitors ride the tram every day nowadays, compared to the 600 daily riders when it opened in 1888. The tram runs from 7:00AM to 12:00AM daily.
Hong Kong is home to one of the top ten theme parks in the world, Ocean Park. Like most theme parks, Ocean Park has different sections throughout the grounds featuring unique exhibits. You'll see giant pandas, red pandas, Asian otters, and koalas. The giant aquariums contain marine life such as dolphins, sharks, and penguins. Ocean Park also has cable cars and amusement rides at Thrill Mountain. Hours are from 10:00AM to 7:00PM weekdays, with weekend closing extended to 9:00PM
The Star Ferry isn't so much of an activity to fill your day as much as it is a fun way to get to those activities. The short ten-minute ride between Hong Kong and Kowloon offers some fantastic views of the harbor in these open-air, charming old boats. There are two levels; the more expensive upper deck is usually full of tourists while the lower level is what the locals do. In addition to simply ferrying people, Star Ferry does offer a harbor tour as well.