Forecast shows 80% chance of rain in Hong Kong for next 15 days
Does it rain that much?
And non stop?
No. On and off.
80% chance of rain means it may rain or it may not rain but there’s more likelyhood that it will rain than won’t. If it does rain it may rain for one minute of the day or it may rain all day but either way the weather forecaster can’t be accused of getting it wrong.
In fact the forecast for the next few days is for occasional showers and thuderstorms;
When I went to HK last summer I had this exact same forecast and was worried, but all it means is that there is an 80% chance of rain sometime, somewhere in the HK SAR.
It means you have to plan your schedule around the weather to some extent, but it doesn't mean that it is going to be raining where ever you are, 80% of the time.
We still had a great time, despite the rain, and could do everything we wanted to do except walk around the road loop at the Peak.
Most of the activities that we have planned and most of of tourists have, are outdoor such as Disney, Ocean Park, Peak, going to Macau. These require to start early from hotel. My point it that there is hardly anything you can plan around to stay dry. If we try to avoid rain, we can't do pretty much anything.
How people manage then?
For a localised forecast (as far as its possible to predict) for specific tourist attractions and destinations in HK refer to Hong Kong Observatory’s “Hong Kong Weather Information for Tourists” website;
RE: How people manage then?
Bring an umbrella. Lives go on. It rains often in Hong Kong, a fact to get used to being in a sub-tropical region.
Agree with above carry an umbrella - we always carry travel umbrellas - useful in the rain and for shade.
Plan your trip so you have places you can visit undercover as well as the usual ones outside - e.g History Museum, Science Museum, Heritage Museum, etc etc
A flexible itinerary will ensure you have plenty of options
born in UK and live in HK for over 20 years. I can say do not worry about rain. Most of the time heavy rain passes quickly and at most half a day. However if there is a tropical storm then it can last a whole day, but you can usually an ahead.
Bring umbrella or buy when you get here. If it rains pop into a mall, there are malls everywhere.
Thanks everyone for contribution. I observed that nobody has regretted about their plans because of rain. So, it must be manageable to follow - Umbrella is the solution!!
may seem a strange question but is it cold rain in June? In England when it rains it brings down the temperature a lot and the rain is cold I know in some tropical countries I have been to before even if it rains the temperature just drops slightly, often a welcome relief.