Macau Weather Guide
Located in a subtropical region, Macau is a great place to visit all year round. There are 4 seasons: a warm spring, hot summer, cool autumn and mild winter. April to October is the rainy season, May is the rainiest month and July to September is typhoon season. Mid-October to December are recommended as the best months to visit.
Season and Clothing
Summer: June to September
The long summer season in Macau city is very hot, rainy and humid with temps of 32 degrees Celsius and over in the hottest months of July and August. It’s the perfect time for swimming at the beach, so head to Hac Sa Beach, where you can ride a paddle water bike, and Cheoc Van Beach for some respite from the humid conditions. The months from July to September can experience frequent cyclones, so stay out of harm’s way when there’s a storm about.
Average temperatures: 26 – 32 degrees Celsius.
Appropriate clothing: Shorts, t-shirts, lightweight dresses.
Don’t forget: Sunscreen and an umbrella.
Autumn: October to November
The short autumn season brings drier and cooler conditions with plenty of sunshine making it an ideal time to get out and about and explore the city. With more stable weather conditions, autumn is considered the best time to visit Macau with cooler, clear days. Now is a good time to head to Lou Lim Ieoc Garden on the Macau peninsula to see the leisure gardens complete with pagodas and bridges and commune with nature after some retail therapy.
Average temperatures: 19 – 28 degrees Celsius.
Appropriate clothing: T-shirts, short or lightweight pants, thin jacket.
Don’t forget: Good walking shoes and a camera.
Winter: December to February
The winter months in Macau are dry and mild; January to February is the coldest period when the cold air from Siberia arrives on the peninsula. Sometimes the temperature plummets to 10 degrees Celsius. Pack a variety of clothes to combat the changeable weather. If you’re here at the tail-end of January you can experience the elaborate Chinese New Year celebrations around the end of January or beginning of February, depending on the Chinese lunar calendar.
Average temperatures: 14 – 19 degrees Celsius.
Appropriate clothing: Jeans, pants, long-sleeve tops.
Don’t forget: A woollen jumper and coat.
Spring: March to May
Other than the occasional foggy and rainy day, the days are filled with pleasant sunshine in the springtime in Macau. It may also be cooler at night than during the day, so be sure to take a coat to keep you comfortable in the transition from day to night. May welcomes many events including the Festival of the Buddha, Dragon Boat Festival and the Macau Arts Festival. In the St Lazarus district, don’t miss the exquisite Portuguese artisanal goods and continental gourmet goodies at Albergue da Santa Casa da Misericordia.
Average temperatures: 17 – 29 degrees Celsius.
Appropriate clothing: Clothes for layering - t-shirts, pants or shorts, dresses.
Don’t forget: A light jacket and an umbrella.