The climate of Macau
Macau is a city island that is largely autonomous and partly under the
administration of the People’s Republic of China. Macau is mostly seen
as an autonomous country, therefore it has its individual page on
websites such as whatstheweatherlike. Macau has a warm maritime
climate, type Cwa according to the Köppen climate classification. The
climate in this most densely populated state is characterized by mild
winters and warm and very wet summers.
Humidity figures are reasonably high in Macau. The average annual
humidity figure is 79%. It is muggiest from March till August when
humidity figures are between 80% and 85%. Peaks of 90% are not
uncommon. In combination with soaring temperatures it feels very muggy
in Macau during spring and summer. The muggy weather negatively
influences the respiratory system, especially because of the large
amount of exhaust fumes that remain stationary over the city.
Rain falls all year round in Macau. The city has no dry period.
However, from November till March precipitation figures are much lower
than the rest of the year. The rainy season is from April till
October. Several months in this period get 300-400 millimeters of
rain, sometimes even more. In total Macau gets about 2,123 millimeters
of annual rain.
Because of its situation on the South-Chinese Sea there is a
reasonable risk Macau gets hit by a tropical depression, tropical
storm or even a hurricane. From June there is a risk of tropical
storms causing fierce winds and large amounts of rain. The hurricane
season is from April till December after which the atmosphere remains
relatively calm for a few months.
Sun and warmth
During the coldest months in Macau daytime temperatures are 17-20
degrees Celsius on average. During the night temperatures remain well
above freezing point. Temperatures hardly ever drop to freezing point.
From April temperatures start to rise to reach tropical values during
the summer from May till September. During the summer temperatures
hardly drop during the night. Minimum temperatures of 24-26 degrees
Celsius are reached at the break of dawn. Despite its being a
subtropical destination the climate of Macau is rather bleak. Macau
gets 1827 hours of annual sunshine. The darkest months are February,
March and April. During these months the sun only shines for 3-4
hours, a quarter of the total amount of daylight.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate
records. They are an average for Macau
Please, bear in mind that local deviations may occur
More climate information
Climate tables are useful but they don’t give an overall picture of
the climate and possible weather conditions during a period of time.
How high the chances are of hot or cold weather or hurricanes can
often not be found in these tables. This is why we offer extra climate
information per month.
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