Hong Kong weather is famous for its unpredictability, and rain can turn to shine in a matter of seconds. The city also hosts some of the world’s more extreme weather. In no particular order, Hong Kong weather warnings can be issued for; black rain, extreme heat, thunderstorms, but don’t be put off, if you are new in Hong Kong, this city is also blessed with gallons of sunshine for plenty of the year.
The rain season in Hong Kong normally lies between April and September.
These rainstorms will cause traffic disruption, flooding, and even casualties. To help you in those situations, the government operated a color rainstorm warning system for different intensity of rainstorms to alert the public. The rainstorm warning signals were classified as “Amber”, “Red” and “Black” colors. According to the warning signal system, “Amber” rainstorm warning signal represents heavy rain has fallen or is expected to fall generally over Hong Kong exceeding 30 millimeters an hour; “Red” rainstorm warning signal represents heavy rain has fallen or is expected to fall generally over Hong Kong exceeding 50 millimeters an hour and “Black” rainstorm warning signal represents heavy rain has fallen or is expected to fall generally over Hong Kong exceeding 70 millimeters an hour.
When there is any replacement of the Rainstorm Warning Signal with the one of lower level of caution, that means the height of the rainstorm is over. However, it may still be raining outside. Please update via the radio or watch television for details of traffic conditions, disruption to transport services and other information.
Leave your favorite and probably expensive umbrella at home. Downpours in Hong Kong can be short but nevertheless annoying. If you are caught unawares you can buy an umbrella very cheaply from convenient stores all over Hong Kong. We would suggest you to have your wellington boots with you and a poncho it’s also good for the kiddies