What's the Weather like in Hong Kong in March
Hong Kong sees some very comfortable temperatures in March, not much higher than February but finally getting away from what some people would consider cold. The average temperature for the month is 20°C, with daytime averages hovering around 22°C and nighttime averages near 17°C.
The average high in the beginning of the month is 21°C while it gets up to 24°C by the end of the month.
Lows of 12°C and highs of 28°C have happened before, but these extremes are rare.
March wraps up the dry season in Hong Kong. It rains on average ten days this month, producing 45mm of rainfall. However, rainfall amounts have exceeded 218mm in Hong Kong in March. Because things really start to get wet in April, it's a good idea to bring some raingear.
March continues the trend of cloudy days in Hong Kong. Like February, the sun only comes out on average four hours per day in March. It normally stays like this through April as well. The skies will be at least mostly cloudy 46% of the time.
"Daytime" in Hong Kong averages 12 hours throughout the month of March.
The increase in humidity that happens in February only increases slightly in March, from 80% to 82%.
Because of the rising temperatures, you may start to feel slightly more uncomfortable with these humidity levels, especially towards the end of March.
The average winds in Hong Kong start to decrease in March, starting out with an average of 5.2m/s in the beginning of the month and tapering off to 4.8m/s towards the end of the month. They're predominately out of the east with periods of south-southeast winds.
Warming temperatures and increasing chances of rain make packing for Hong Kong in March trickier. You'll definitely want some comfortable pants or dresses for going out at night and wearing in the city during the day, and some nice short-sleeve shirts or blouses during the day. Nice shorts or skirts are advised if you're going to be active outside of the city center. And of course bring a light jacket; as they start to turn the air conditioning up this time of year it can get cold inside. Check the weather right before your visit for expected conditions. Don't forget the raincoat and umbrella.
Hong Kong Hotels for March
The Burlington Hotel
The extremely affordable Burlington Hotel isn't known for its views, but it is known for its prime location. The Wan Chai district, where the Burlington Hotel is located, is one of the most happening locations in Hong Kong. Shopping, nightlife, and other entertainment venues lie right outside of the front door. The location also makes it perfect for business trips, as it's only minutes from the convention center and just 200 meters from the nearest MTR station. This relatively new hotel has 163 chic air-conditioned rooms with a staff ready to assist you with whatever you need.
JW Marriott Hotel
If you do want the best views in Hong Kong, check out the sophisticated JW Marriott Hotel. All 602 rooms in this hotel are equipped with flat-screen TVs and marble bathrooms, with access to their gym and indoor pool. Take your pick of views out to the Hong Kong skyline, the mountains, or the bustling harbor. The Admiralty district is home to the Pacific Place Mall and many dining and entertainment options, but you can just as well stay at the hotel. The Marriott offers a choice of eight different restaurants, from traditional Chinese to western. You'll also be within walking distance of the convention center.
Hyatt Regency Sha Tin
A great family option is the Hyatt Regency Sha Tin. This newer hotel features 430 rooms for short stays and 132 furnished suites for those spending a longer time in Hong Kong. Rooms on higher floors will be treated to exceptional views. The Hyatt is further from the city and out in New Territories, but the University MTR station is an easy walk from the front door. Recreational accommodations include an outdoor heated pool with bar, day spa, fitness center, tennis courts, saunas, and bicycle rentals. Like other Hyatt properties, this one also has a Camp Hyatt for children. There are also multiple dining options, a café, and bars.
Cordis Hong Kong
The upscale five-star Cordis Hong Kong is one of the highest-rated hotels in all of Hong Kong. It's located in the Mong Kok district of Kowloon, collocated with the Mong Kok MTR station. The 665 bright rooms all feature LED TVs, high speed internet, and complimentary smartphones. You won't run out of dining options at the Cordis, with an award-winning Cantonese restaurant, cute food truck-style outdoor area, one all-day restaurant, and a couple of lounges. The Cordis is also home to a wellness center featuring a day spa, gym, outdoor heated pool, and two fitness studios.
Bars and Restaurants
The Kowloon Taproom
This fun local English-style pub has an enormous selection of beers, both local and international, on tap and in bottles. The food is outstanding as well, featuring tasty wings, savory sandwiches, and other traditional pub fare like their famous fish and chips. This pub is ideally located in the colorful Kowloon district, offering ample people-watching opportunities from their tables. The Kowloon Taproom is open daily from 1:00PM to 2:00AM.
Yan Toh Heen
A popular Cantonese restaurant in the Tsim Sha Tsui district is the Yan Toh Heen, located in the InterContinental Hong Kong. This restaurant isn't exactly cheap, but the food and drinks are worth every single penny. It can honestly claim the title of World's Finest Chinese Restaurant. The menu features traditional and fusion Asian cuisine, all prepared with premium ingredients by a world-renowned kitchen staff. The menu also accommodates those with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free needs. The dim sum is amazing, and as far as dinner plates go, the Peking duck isn't to be missed. Reservations are recommended. They're open for lunch from noon until 2:30PM Monday thru Saturday and 11:30AM-3PM on Sunday; dinner is served daily from 6PM-11PM.
The international Café Renaissance, located in the Wan Chai district, is known for their seafood and exceptional service. Customers flock to this restaurant for their perfectly-priced weekday dinner buffet, but they also have an amazing breakfast, brunch, and lunch menu as well. The crab legs, lobster, and oyster dishes are commonly referenced in every customer review. Café Renaissance is open daily from 6:30AM-12:30AM.
Foodies lusting for a taste of Italy will love La Brata in Central Hong Kong. La Brata is constantly rated as one of the top five restaurants in Hong Kong, and the prices are affordable as well. Menu options include a variety of pastas, and a crowd favorite is their charcuterie plates, particularly the prosciutto, salami, and cheeses. And incredible wine selection will compliment whichever dish, or dishes, you decide to go with for dinner. The ambiance is very cozy and the staff is excellent. La Brata is open Tuesday-Sunday from 5:30PM-11:45PM, with an exception on Sunday night closing at 11PM.
Things to do in Hong Kong in March
Kowloon Park is very pleasant to walk through in March, while the rainfall is still light, temperatures comfortable, and humidity low. The park is 33 acres in size and features manicured gardens, impressive aviaries, ponds stocked full of koi, and flocks of flamingo. The park has some historic significance as well, and visitors can explore the well-preserved military barracks from a time long past. Kowloon Park is centrally located in Hong Kong.
One of the top attractions in Hong Kong is their nightly laser show, starting every night at 8PM. The fifteen-minute show is a beautifully choreographed dance of laser lights among the Hong Kong skyline. The show is best viewed on a clear night when there are no low clouds; these can obscure the brightness of the lights. Many visitors to Hong Kong love viewing this show from a ship in the harbor, but if that isn't practical for you, at least try getting to Kowloon where the views are phenomenal.
Tian Tan Buddha
Tian Tan Buddha, also known as the "big Buddha", is a very popular activity on Lantau island. Some people come here for spiritual purposes, others admire the architecture, some appreciate the history, while others make their way here because they're following the crowd and immediately find themselves in awe. The Buddha statue is a part of the Po Lin Monastery, founded in 1906 and is still active today. To cater to the tourists there are some dining options available, as well as souvenir shops. The Ngong Ping cable car ride is probably the most popular and scenic way to visit the monastery.
The Happiest Place on Earth
The relatively comfortable March climate is a perfect time to visit Hong Kong's take on the Happiest Place on Earth. You'll find plenty of attractions to remind you of your childhood, like Hyperspace Mountain, It's A Small World, the teacups, Dumbo rides, Sleeping Beauty Castle, and of course the full cast of Disney characters wandering through the park. Hong Kong Disneyland is open daily from 10:30AM until 8:30PM.